Updates from the National Center for Arts Research

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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.  

SMU's NCAR announces list of the most vibrant arts cities in the country. The 2017 Arts Vibrancy Index includes eight new cities. Cities are ranked by supply, demand, and government support for the arts.

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Guest post by Jill Garland, DUNCH Vice President

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.