Welcome to the NCAR Dashboard

You care about the health of your organization. So do we. The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University has created a free, diagnostic tool, the NCAR KIPI (Key Intangible Performance Indicator) Dashboard, which provides your organization's financial and operating performance results relative to organizations like yours nationally so you can assess health and sustainability and hone strategic decisions.

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How to Use the Dashboard

The Dashboard is a free web tool in the National Center for Arts Research’s toolkit. Powered by data from DataArts’ Cultural Data Profiles (CDP), the personalized and confidential dashboard showcases arts organizations’ scores and trends across nine key areas. Scores are ready to access immediately for organizations that have completed the DataArts CDP.

Where do I go from here?

The NCAR KIPI Dashboard has provided a list of resources to help your organization see their scores, and figure out what to do next.

Not Part of DataArts?

If your organization currently does not participate in DataArts, we can help you get started. Start by filling our your DataArts Cultural Data Profile.

Why it's important

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Testmonials

"I think it is fabulous, and overall I do believe it is a great representation of DBDT's performance. I plan to share with my Board which is seeking a way to measure DBDT's progress after we implement our new plan." Zenetta Drew, Dallas Black Dance Theatre
"The more I poke around on it, the more I realize what a wonderful tool this is going to be for us and what a great resource for the entire community."Tim Johnson, Kitchen Dog Theater
"As we become more familiar with the dashboard, we may discover ways that it can help direct/support new initiatives and decisions."Cheryl Blumenthal, San Jose Children's Discovery Museum

The Latest Trends and Findings

The NCAR Report editions and resources can help you better understand what drives performance, what average performance looks like for arts organizations, and how to move scores in a positive direction.
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Credits & Acknowledgements

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We are grateful to IBM for its support of this project, especially Carlos Ruiz, IBM Business Analytics Specialist.
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Special thanks to Dr. Rick Briesch, NCAR's first research fellow, for his contributions to this project.