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.