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  • Sep 2016 8

    National Partnerships Streamline Cultural Data Collection

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DataArts has forged national partnerships to streamline data collection for the Arts and Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) study and field surveys by the League of American Orchestras and National Guild for Community Arts Education are now integrated with the CDP.

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  • Aug 2016 27

    Audience Demographics Pilot Underway in Houston

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - As cultural nonprofits seek to serve and reflect increasingly diverse communities, DataArts is developing ways to provide affordable and readily accessible insight into the demographics of their audiences and service areas. More than 100 arts professionals gathered for a recent preview of the pilot initiative now underway in Houston, thanks to support from the Houston Endowment and Houston Arts Alliance.

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  • Jul 2016 8

    Anh Thang Dao-Shah Joins DataArts as Senior Research Advisor

    Anh Thang Dao-Shah, PhD, joins DataArts as Senior Research Advisor, effective July 1. Dao-Shah will work closely with DataArts to advise the organization’s research strategy, including the further development of cultural workforce and audience demographic data collection methodologies. Dao-Shah’s work with DataArts is made possible by a generous grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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  • Jun 2016 24

    DataArts Announces Early Adopter Honoraria Recipients

    We would like to thank the data-savvy participants of the Early Adopter program who were among the first to complete the new Cultural Data Profile (CDP) on the DataArts platform.

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  • Dec 2015 1

    Zenetta Drew, Teresa Eyring, and Patricia Grazzini Join CDP Board of Directors

    The CDP announces that three new members have been elected to its national Board of Directors: Zenetta Drew, Executive Director of Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT); Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), a national organization for theatre in the U.S.; and Patricia Grazzini, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), an encyclopedic fine arts museum located in Minneapolis. 

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  • Oct 2015 14

    Cultural Data Project to Rebrand as DataArts

    The Cultural Data Project, the respected national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations, announced today that it will change its name to DataArts, effective January 2016. The new name and brand identity will signal the launch of a significantly upgraded version of its technology and Data Profile survey, a new national website, and enhanced services to advance data-informed management practices for the cultural sector.

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  • Jul 2015 20

    Americans for the Arts to Use Cultural Data Project Platform for National Economic Impact Study

    The Cultural Data Project (CDP), the most significant national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations, and Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announced that the CDP will provide the organizational data collection platform for Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, Americans for the Arts’ fifth national economic impact study of the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry.

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  • Apr 2015 22

    Arts & Cultural Practitioners Call for Solutions to Data Challenges in New CDP Report

    The CDP today released a new report, Bridging the Capacity Gap: Cultural Practitioners’ Perspectives on Data, which shares findings from five town hall meetings conducted as part of its ongoing conversation with cultural practitioners about how data can be used to improve the health and effectiveness of the arts and cultural sector. 

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