Diving into the data on arts education supporters

My primary project this summer has been to research and analyze the arts education funder universe in Los Angeles County. That wasn’t necessarily a self-explanatory assignment when my supervisor first told me about it, so let me explain what that means, why it matters, and what the research will be used for. Most arts organizations that you can think of — symphonies, museums, theaters — are run as nonprofit organizations. Most of them make their money through some combination of earned revenue (usually this means ticket sales, but it could also include things like merchandise and CD sales) and contributed revenue (charitable donations). Contributed revenue tends to come from one of four sources: individuals, foundations, corporations, and government. My project [...]