Welcome to the NCAR Report, in which we share evidence-based insights into the health of US arts and cultural organizations. There is no one-size-fits-all performance measure or objective for such a diverse field, only answers to relevant questions that provide an array of useful measures and vantage points. Some anomalies also point to additional questions to explore. We care about numbers, not for their own sake, but because we believe that healthier arts and cultural organizations will have more resources to invest in artistic and cultural offerings and in community engagement.
All feedback, questions and comments are welcome, so please let us hear from you!
We organize the report into six broad sections.