Arts statistics and management

Volume 14 No 5 / September 23, 201523 September 2015

In this issue: Four reports on the situation of the arts and not-for-profit management, including detailed benchmarks of the performance of U.S. arts organizations, a report on management standards for Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations, an article on the knowledge needs of arts organizations, and a survey of digital marketing by U.S. performing arts organizations.


2014 Performing Arts Digital Marketing Benchmark Study

Arts Research Monitor

This report highlights the result of a survey of the digital marketing practices of 125 performing arts organizations in the United States. Theatres (41%) and presenting organizations (27%) accounted for over two-thirds of the respondents. As noted i… View this resource

The Knowledge-Centric Arts Organization

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a literature review, exploratory interviews with arts organization leaders, a review of grantmakers’ practices, and the author’s experience, this article argues that “arts organizations must become knowledge-centric, by usi… View this resource

Standards Program for Canada’s Charities & Nonprofits

Arts Research Monitor

This document from Imagine Canada, the national association of charities, is intended to support charitable organizations by providing a “Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen their capacity in… View this resource

National Center for Arts Research: Volume II Report

Arts Research Monitor

This report provides “evidence-based insights into the health of U.S. arts and cultural organizations”, based on three main data sources: charitable organizations’ tax forms, the Cultural Data Project, and the Theatre Communications… View this resource

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