Read the Report on Gender Gaps in Museum Directorships

Welcome to the National Center for Arts Research Inaugural Report

The National Center for Arts Research presents the NCAR Report, which shares evidence-based insights into the health of arts and cultural organizations in America. Read the Introduction to the Report »

Read the Study on NEA Funding and Community Wealth


This first NCAR Report is dedicated to our good friend, colleague, and partner, the late Rick Lester of TRG Arts. Rick was a true visionary and lover of data who believed strongly in data's ability to transform the field of arts and culture. The seed for NCAR was planted over the long talks we had and this enormous endeavor was shaped and nurtured by his insight. Rick’s wisdom, humor, and wit touched countless in the field and he will be deeply missed. NCAR couldn’t have hoped for a more supportive or smarter partner. Rick, this one’s for you …