SMU DataArts offers a range of free training and educational resources designed to help cultural professionals and grantmakers put data to work. From high-tech to high-touch, we offer online training sessions, reference resources, and webinars that let you choose what and when you learn. As well as in-person workshops and training sessions that offer a more customized experience.
DataArts offers self-paced online courses that build cultural professionals’ ability to use data to inform the everyday decisions they face: understanding and growing audiences, managing finances, and making persuasive cases to internal and external decision-makers.
Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY. Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY.
Data + Stories = Impact and other topical workshops develop skills in using data to support casemaking, fundraising, planning, and advocacy.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Photo by Filip Wolak. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Photo by Filip Wolak.
Unsure about how to answer a particular question on the CDP or need to brush up on financial terms and concepts? Watch one of our videos or ask our searchable knowledgebase.
BAYCAT, San Francisco, CA. Photo by Ariel Dovas. BAYCAT, San Francisco, CA. Photo by Ariel Dovas.
Read real-life case studies show how data-savvy cultural managers and industry leaders are changing the business of culture. Browse our video library of bite-sized key concepts that everyone needs to know to use data effectively.
University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA. Photo by staff. University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA. Photo by staff.
DataArts’ online data literacy curriculum was generously supported by the Barra Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and The Heinz Endowments.