Creating the nation’s largest arts database requires the collaboration of multiple national organizations. We could not attempt to begin this undertaking without the full cooperation of our data, strategy, indices and dashboard creation partners.
Each brings something unique and valuable to the table and we are honored to be working with them. What follows is a snapshot of their participation:
- The National Center for Charitable Statistics is providing us with IRS 990 data on 40,000+ arts organizations.
- The National Endowment for the Arts is providing us with raw data from its Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. The NEA randomly surveys American households about their arts participation as part of the U.S. Census effort. See what kind of information is collected here.
- The Cultural Data Project is providing fiscal, employment, donor and attendance data on 14,000+ arts and cultural organizations.
- Theatre Communications Group is providing fiscal, employment, operational, donor and attendance data on 400+ theatres nationally.
- TRG Arts is consulting with us about strategy and the creation of indices related to marketing and community engagement.
- IBM is partnering with us in the creation of an online “dashboard” that will allow arts leaders to enter their own organizational information and obtain customized analyses that provide real-time feedback regarding financial and organizational performance.
- Nonprofit Finance Fund is consulting with us on the creation of indices related to revenue, expenses and balance sheet health.
- The Boston Consulting Group is our strategy consultant for NCAR’s financial, operating, and governance models as well as in the creation of our vision and mission.
For more detailed information on our partners as well as links to their websites, please visit our Partners page.