3. Reporting on Average Performance
For each of the indices, we report and provide highlights on the most recent year’s results for: 1) the average for all arts and cultural organizations, 2) the average by arts and cultural sector, and 3) the average by organizational size (i.e., total operating budget). In each case we report the index average (a ratio) as well as the average for its component parts: the numerator and denominator of the index (each a general number). We then report the index average by geographic market cluster and provide some additional traits of these clusters. For those who want to see what 4-year trends were for the same set of organizations over time, we offer trends by sector, by size, by sector and size, and by geography.