This grant will support an examination of workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in a study with grantees of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.
2022 Arts Vibrancy Index Includes Cities Listed for the First Time: Salt Lake City, UT; Ann Arbor, MI; Kalamazoo-Portage, MI; and Brevard, NC.
SMU DataArts today released a report examining the impact of Ford’s Arts and Culture work within its Creativity and Free Expression program (CFE A&C), a $230 million investment in People of Color and disability-centered arts and storytelling organizations. The evaluation was led by SMU DataArts, a research center utilizing cutting-edge research techniques to increase understanding of the arts and cultural sector, in collaboration with Ford.
SMU DataArts, the national center for arts research in the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, has been awarded a Hewlett Organizational Effectiveness grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This funding will support the organization’s roadmap to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion, which has been a focus for the past three years and is part of its strategic plan moving forward.
Grant will help support innovative, sector-wide research, internal and external efforts toward equity in the arts, and necessary additions and adjustments to SMU DataArts’ technology infrastructure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movement
DALLAS (SMU) – October 5, 2021 – SMU DataArts, the national center for arts research based at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, has named Ted Russell, chair of Grantmakers in the Arts and director of arts strategy and ventures at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, as its third Nasher Haemisegger Fellow, effective October 1, 2021. SMU DataArts compiles and analyzes data on arts organizations and their communities nationwide and develops free, innovative research reports on important issues in arts management and patronage. Russell will serve as an intellectual partner and counsel, working with SMU DataArts leadership on the critical issues prevalent in the arts and culture field. He will also serve as an ambassador for the center, communicating with funders, arts organizations and other constituents of the national arts sector and helping to raise awareness about SMU DataArts’ research.
DALLAS (SMU) – July 20, 2021– SMU DataArts, the national center for arts research based at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, is one of 46 arts organizations worldwide selected for the new $30 million Digital Accelerator Program launched July 14 by Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York. SMU DataArts is one of only two organizations in Texas, along with the Austin Opera, chosen for the project. In addition to being a program participant, SMU DataArts will also work with Bloomberg Philanthropies on the design of its program evaluation.
DALLAS (SMU) – July 7, 2021 – SMU DataArts’ KIPI (Key Intangible Performance Indicator) Dashboard now offers automated reporting so organizational leaders can get a deeper understanding of their organization’s position immediately after completing the Cultural Data Profile (CDP) survey.