Updates from the National Center for Arts Research

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NCAR's white paper spotlights the critical factors that in influence the patronage behavior of cultural consumers.

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.  

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Economic Development Corporation of Utah discusses a study revealing how critical a strong arts and entertainment industry is to a business’ desire to remain in Salt Lake City.

Lemann Pool Mural Community Paint Day, photo courtesy Arts Council New Orleans

Nick Stillman, Arts Council New Orleans President + CEO, responds to questions about the arts vibrancy of New Orleans, #18 on our top 20 list.

Asheville Area Arts Council's building, The Refinery Creator Space

The arts are known for making Asheville vibrant, but for how long? The arts council talks past, present and future.

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.