- Robert Lynch, President & CEO, Americans for the Arts
-- Zenetta Drew, Dallas Black Dance Theatre
-- Larry Bomback, Senior Vice President of Administration, Curtis Institute of Music
President, Goucher College
“Combined, NCAR and DataArts will be able to integrate the data collection, research and implementation tools that our arts and culture sector so vitally needs.”
- Rich Mintz, Chair of DataArts
-- Donna Wilhelm, SMU DataArts Board Member
-- Naomi Grabel, CEO, American Friends of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra
"I’m the director of a relatively small, regional arts organization, and access to data I can use in my organization makes all the difference. By combining forces and resources, DataArts and the National Center for Arts Research at SMU will be better positioned to serve the field with useful, practical, and important data to help organizations like mine to thrive and grow. Our communities need great arts organizations now more than ever – and as we look to the future and reaffirm our commitment to bringing people together through the arts, informed data is necessary to guide our decision-making and strategic planning."
-- Gretchen Dietrich, Executive Director, Utah Museum of Fine Arts
"NCAR and DataArts are pioneers in a national movement bringing data insights to cultural organizations and supporters. Our combined organization will equip cultural leaders with the knowledge and tools to make data-informed decisions, for the sake of their art. Together, we will increase awareness about the field’s challenges and join others in advocating for solutions that address them."
-- Rebecca Thomas, Principal, Rebecca Thomas & Associates
"The merger of these two leading organizations provides an exciting opportunity to equip arts leaders to make more informed decisions with high quality data and insights."
-- Melissa Fetter, SMU DataArts Board Member
-- Tony Meier, Owner, Anthony Meier Fine Art