Nicholas Crosson

Research Manager

Nick joined DataArts in 2014. As Senior Research Associate, he develops research products and opportunities that help communicate and interpret DataArts data for users, funders, and the general public, with a focus on applied research. From 2005 to 2014, Nick helped build the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s well-regarded research program, serving as lead researcher for the Portfolio and Arts, Culture & Economic Prosperity in Greater Philadelphia report series. Previously, he served as researcher at the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers, Amnesty International USA, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Nick holds degrees in Philosophy from Haverford College, Boston College, and Georgetown University. He speaks frequently on benchmarking, data analysis, and advocacy. His essay, “Politics and Pragmatics: Economic and Populist Arguments in Cultural Advocacy in U.S. Cities,” will be published in the forthcoming book Cities and Creativities.

Cultural Pursuits

Sketching, painting

Hidden Skill

Competent soccer goalie


Bayonne, NJ & Philadelphia, PA

Secretly Wants to Be

U.S. Congressperson