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The Cultural Data Project is gathering reliable, longitudinal data from more than 12,000 arts and cultural groups, empowering researchers and advocates with information to make the case for arts and culture.
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The Cultural Data Project (CDP) is a powerful, online management system designed to strengthen the arts and cultural sector. The CDP is an emerging national standard that gathers reliable, longitudinal data on arts and cultural organizations. The project enables participating arts organizations to track trends and benchmark their progress through sophisticated reporting features, empowers researchers and advocates with information to make the case for arts and culture, and equips funders with data to plan and evaluate grantmaking activities more effectively.
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The CDP’s data have been used in a growing number of research reports across the country, including statewide economic impact reports from the Maryland State Arts Council, an overview of New York City’s nonprofit cultural organizations by the Alliance for the Arts, and an economic impact report series from the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. CDP data also serves as the basis for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s Portfolio series, which examines Southeastern Pennsylvania’s nonprofit arts and cultural sector.
For more information, visit the Cultural Data Project's Web site.
Sep 25, 2012 - A report by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, using CDP data, finds that Philadelphia’s arts and cultural sector is “outperforming the nation as a whole,” contributing $3.3 billion to the local economy and supporting 44,000 full-time equivalent jobs.
Nov 18, 2011 - Dance/NYC’s State of NYC Dance establishes key benchmarks for measuring the activity, economics and workforce of nonprofit dancemakers. The report was developed using information from the New York State Cultural Data Project.
Sep 19, 2011 - The “2011 Portfolio” provides information on the health, breadth, and diversity of the region’s cultural sector, including the first comprehensive look at the effects of the recession on Southeastern Pennsylvania’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. The report is based on detailed financial and organizational information reported by 405 cultural organizations to the Pennsylvania Cultural Data Project , a statewide data collection effort operated by Pew.
Jul 14, 2011 - The Alliance for the Arts released a snapshot of the New York City cultural community’s strengths and weaknesses. The report relies solely on information provided by the New York State Cultural Data Project.
Apr 11, 2011 - This City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture report outlines the economic and community impact of arts and cultural organizations in San Diego in 2010, using data gathered from the California Cultural Data Project.
Sep 01, 2010 - This report from the Maryland State Arts Council serves as a snapshot of the state’s cultural sector prior to the economic crisis, providing a baseline against which future studies of the crisis’ impact can be compared.
Sep 22, 2008 - The arts and cultural sector is one of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s strongest assets. The 2008 Portfolio examines the vibrancy, value, and vulnerability of the cultural community for civic leaders, policymakers, cultural organizations, and the general public.
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Dec 03, 2007 - The arts realize that they can produce state-of-the-art numbers, thanks to the Cultural Data Project.
Sep 26, 2006 - Report offers a comprehensive look at the scope of the Southeastern Pennsylvania nonprofit cultural sector.
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Senior Director Marian A. Godfrey and Director Gregory T. Rowe highlight the work of the Cultural Data Project in the 2011 Pew Prospectus.
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