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4. What Drives Performance

We don’t want to only report on ‘what performance was,’ we want to dig deeper to see what drives performance on every measure.  Combining organizational data with our spatial model, we examine a host of predictors of performance for the numerators and denominators used in the indices.  These predictors include the organizational activities, practices and decisions that impact performance.  But arts and cultural organizations don’t operate in a vacuum, they operate in communities.  So, we use the spatial model to explore community and cultural policy factors that positively or negatively impact performance.    

NCAR + TACA: Dallas Arts Organizations: A National Comparison

On December 8, 2014, NCAR and TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) http://www.taca-arts.org/ co-hosted an event for local art leaders to discuss findings demonstrating how Dallas arts organizations compare to other arts organizations nationally. Due to popular demand, we are making the presentation available online as well as providing a summary of key findings.

Theatre Communications Group

New York-based Theatre Communications Group (TCG), whose mission is to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre, will also contribute organizational-level data gathered from its annual fiscal and attendance surveys of over 400+ theatres across the country.

Read the Report on Gender Gaps in Museum Directorships

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, today released findings from a research study designed to understand the gender gap in art museum directorships and to explore potential factors to help AAMD member institutions advance towards greater gender equality.

Read the Study on NEA Funding and Community Wealth

Read the National Center for Arts Research study that evaluates wealth distribution in NEA grant-recipient communities vs. non-recipient communities.