Arts Vibrancy in Chicago: An arts powerhouse and a global cultural destination
Chicago ranks #15 on NCAR's top 20 list of most arts-vibrant large communities. Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, talks government funding and what makes the city such a global attraction.
The Top 20 Most Vibrant Arts Communities in America (2017)
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.
In our new Expense Report, we find that within arts and cultural organizations nationally, a healthy portion of expenditures are for the people directly involved in delivering the organization’s mission-related programs
New NCAR Report Says Payment to Artistic and Production Personnel is the Largest Expense for Arts Organizations
This edition, which focuses on expenses related directly to the cost of programming, shows that two-thirds of total program-related expenses, or 42% of all operating revenue, goes to payment of program-related personnel.
Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their context are woven together in shared potential and shared challenges. The NCAR Fundraising Report provides relevant, timely data to help us clarify and wrestle with the pertinent fundraising questions in front of us.
The arts don’t exist in a bubble, yet we often act as if they do. At such moments, we cut ourselves off from both audiences and donors who may not share our assumptions, conventions, language, and ideals for how arts or culture experiences should work.