The Cultural Data Project has identified six factors influencing the way arts and cultural data is being collected and used today, along with a list of preliminary suggestions for moving forward in an environment reluctant to employ data for decision-making.
The report depicts a sector at inflection point, where data has become integral to building the long-term sustainability of organizations, regardless of size or discipline. One key challenge: how to shift the use of data solely for accountability to a part of proactive decision-making.
The report features commentary from arts and culture thought leaders, including insights from Sustain Arts team members Larry McGill, Vice President for Research at The Foundation Center, and Ian David Moss, Research Director at Fractured Atlas.
Read the full report here.