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SMU's National Center for Arts Research Draws on DataArts' CDP Survey to Learn How Arts Organizations Invest

  • Posted Mar 02, 2017

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) today released the Expenses Report, the latest iteration in a series of reports on the health of arts organizations in the U.S. This edition, which draws on information from DataArts’ Cultural Data Profiles, focuses on expenses related directly to the cost of programming, shows that two-thirds of total program-related expenses, or 42% of all operating revenue, goes to payment of program-related personnel. This includes both contract and permanent staff such as artists, curators, artistic program coordinators, arts educators, and collections and production staff.

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