Rebecca Roscoe

Research Associate

Rebecca Roscoe is a research associate at DataArts, the national center for arts research which is a joint project of the Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. DataArts seeks to empower arts and cultural leaders with high-quality data and evidence-based resources and insights to help them overcome challenges and increase impact. Through data collection via the Cultural Data Profile, DataArts provides the arts and culture sector with the largest national dataset on arts nonprofit financial and programmatic activities in the United States. Along with the research team at SMU DataArts, Roscoe compiles and analyzes data on arts organizations and their communities nationwide and develops reports on important issues in arts management and patronage for consumption by arts leaders, funders, policymakers, researchers and the general public. For more information, visit


Roscoe has co-authored papers on topics such as organizational financial and programmatic health, the impact of COVID-19 on the arts and culture sector, workforce and audience demographics, and the Arts Vibrancy Index, which highlights the 40 most arts-vibrant communities in America.


Roscoe is a summa cum laude graduate of Temple University and resides in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the research team at DataArts in 2014, Rebecca worked as a market researcher for consumer loyalty initiatives.


Her love for the arts is further demonstrated by her involvement as executive director of an education-based circus nonprofit, the Philadelphia Spin Coalition.



B.A., summa cum laude, in advertising research and anthropology, Temple University


Recent Work


Chorus Operations Survey Report 2022. SMU DataArts & Chorus America


Pandemic Priorities: Exploring unemployment and demographic characteristics of arts and culture workforces and artists across the U.S. 2021. SMU DataArts


Engaged by the Arts 2019. SMU DataArts & the Houston Endowment