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  • Jan 2017 20

    DataArts’ Business Intelligence and Analytics Center Brings Data-Driven Insights to Cultural Nonprofits

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DataArts, the web-based platform for centralized collection and dissemination of financial and programmatic data for and about the nation’s cultural nonprofits, announced a new online Management Center designed to support arts professionals’ use of data for planning, advocating and decision-making. The Management Center’s intuitive technology, self-service dashboard, and easy-to-interpret data visualizations and reports, allows professionals in the $41.5 billion nonprofit arts and cultural sector to access, analyze, and share critical business performance information across workgroups within their organizations and with external audiences including boards, funders, policymakers, and constituents. 

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  • Nov 2016 28

    A New Wave of Reporting Tools and Features Now Available on the DataArts Platform

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DataArts has now added a new selection of upgraded reports and capabilities to the system that enable participants to draw valuable insights from their data for use by management, boards, and grantmakers.

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  • Nov 2016 28

    Share Your Data Success Stories!

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DataArts is looking for data-savvy arts and cultural professionals to share their organizational success stories with our national network. In 2017, we will select up to six organizations that are using CDP and other data in innovative ways to overcome financial challenges, expand and connect with audiences, or advocate for the arts in their community. Through this initiative, DataArts seeks to both recognize and amplify the stories of organizations successfully using data to inform their daily work, and provide peer-learning opportunities for thousands of cultural nonprofit professionals.

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  • Sep 2016 21

    Funding Partners Provide $4.85 Million for Technology, Operations, Education, and Expansion

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - Since becoming independent from The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2013, DataArts has secured $4.85 million in leadership gifts to support the development of new technology, educational resources, and expanded operations. We are deeply grateful to the following transformation funders whose support will allow DataArts to continue to develop and enhance its platform and services over the next few years.

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  • Sep 2016 15

    New DataArts National Data Collection and Education Platform is Live for Arts and Cultural Nonprofits and Grantmakers

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DataArts has launched the beta version of a new online data management platform and enhanced Cultural Data Profile (CDP) to advance the work of the nonprofit arts and culture sector by providing ready access to high-quality data, analytics, and educational resources

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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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