Updates from the National Center for Arts Research

The 2017 NCAR Arts Vibrancy Index ranks the most vibrant arts cities in America. How is the rest of the country faring when it comes to arts vibrancy?

museum exhibit

Arts and culture aren’t “out there” and just for an elite part of the population.  They are closer and more immediate and personal than most people give them credit for being.  

Maud Lyon, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance President

Maud Lyon, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, tells us why Philly is one of America’s great cultural capitals – and has been for a very long time

Seedling Reallocation Workshop led by artist Devon Tsuno, CURRENT:LA Water, July, 2016

Wendy F. Hsu, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, shares LA's arts vibrancy initiatives and innovations at their diverse neighborhood level

Gallery Opening by L. Gould

Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Director Nancy Gardella invites visitors to explore the island's eclectic and one-of-a-kind arts and culture.


 
Celebrate Frederick Summer Concert

Arts vibrancy in the City of Frederick, Maryland, is a communal effort, with successful public-private partnerships.

The NCAR Fundraising Report

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) released the most comprehensive report to date on national fundraising trends in the arts and cultural sector, the latest in the Center’s series of data-based insights on the health of the industry. The NCAR Fundraising Report is the only report to examine fundraising across genre, organization size and geographic location, based on data provided by over 2,700 organizations across 11 arts disciplines, showing trends over the four-year period 2011-2014.