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Dashboards are diagnostic tools that can be incredibly helpful for arts and cultural organizations to track key organizational data- financial, programmatic, managerial

In their post, Profiles in Data-Driven Investment: The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, authors Whitney Robbins and Andrew Schwalm did an excellent job of highlighting how the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven used results from the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s State of the Sector national survey and augmented it with data from primary sources to create a clearer picture of the issues affecting arts organizations in their specific geographic location.

Our partner, Theatre Communications Group, recently released their annual in-depth theatre field report, Theatre Facts 2012. Co authored by Zannie Voss and Glenn Voss, NCAR Director and NCAR Research Director, respectively, with Ilana B. Rose and Laurie Baskin, the report provides insights into the field’s attendance, performance and fiscal health.

According to the US Census, the Hispanic population is projected to reach 128.8 million and account for 31% of the nation’s population by 2060. What does this trend mean for the Arts and Culture sector?

We had the pleasure of interviewing Corky LaVallee, Trustee of the Magic Theatre in San Francisco after a session we facilitated at the 2013 TCG Conference.

This past June, NCAR Director Zannie Voss had the pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion between Kevin Moore, Managing Director of TCG , and the late Rick Lester, CEO of TRG Arts , as part of the 2013 TCG Conference: Learn Do Teach .

This past June, NCAR Director Zannie Voss had the pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion between Kevin Moore, Managing Director of TCG , and the late Rick Lester, CEO of TRG Arts , as part of the 2013 TCG Conference: Learn Do Teach .

It is with a heavy heart that we write this post. Over the weekend, we lost a true visionary, mentor, colleague and friend: Rick Lester, CEO of our partner organization, TRG Arts.

National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has released the results of its Arts Leader Sentiment Survey, which collected and analyzed national arts leaders’ opinions on the health of the nation’s cultural sector across a range of disciplines.

NCAR had the pleasure of hosting a session at the 2013 TCG Conference titled (you guessed it!) Ending Guesswork: Using Data to Foster Thriving Organizations. We had a great turnout and were very impressed with the robust, dynamic conversation that ensued among our colleagues. We will be posting a video-taped version of this session in the days to come.

DALLAS (SMU) – The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has unveiled its inaugural report assessing the health of the nonprofit arts industry. The report, available online at smu.edu/artsresearch, is built on the most comprehensive set of arts organization data ever compiled, integrating organizational  and market-level data, and assesses the industry from multiple perspectives, including sector/art form, geography, and size of the organization. The NCAR report is the first of its kind for the arts, creating a data-driven assessment of organizations’ performances industry-wide and identifying drivers of performance.

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