SMU DataArts - Cultural Data Profile


How Contributed Revenue Covers Expenses

What We Learned

Unrestricted contributions covered a lower proportion of expenses in 2017 than in 2014 for all but three sectors. Find out what we learned in trends from four years of data.

The average arts and cultural organization paid for 48.6% of its cash expenses with unrestricted contributed revenue. We analyze our findings by size, sector, and location.

What drives total unrestricted contributed revenue and total expenses from the arts and culture ecosystem? We discovered the positive and negative influences that drive high performance. 

Our mission is to empower arts and cultural leaders with high-quality data and evidence-based resources and insights that help them to overcome challenges. In that spirit, we provide resources and tools to increase impact.

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