06/26/2008 - San Francisco Ballet is not exactly a start-up when it comes to cultural organizations. With balanced budgets for seventeen consecutive years and a just-concluded $45 million endowment campaign, the Ballet is a well-oiled cultural machine.
But that doesn't mean it has nothing left to learn about running a successful cultural institution, and that's why the Ballet has embraced the California Cultural Data Project.
The Cultural Data Project, the brainchild of The Pew Charitable Trusts, is an effort to gather standardized information about cultural organizations nationwide so they can learn more about themselves and demonstrate their impact on their communities. This spring, with the support of the Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, and other major funders, the project came to California to support cultural organizations large and small throughout the state.
Read the complete article Putting Facts and Figures to American Cultural Life on AScribe Newswire's Web site.