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What is a Cultural Data Profile?

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The Cultural Data Profile Survey is our flagship service that has become an indispensable national resource for data collection, analysis, learning, and insight.

Simply put, the Cultural Data Profile Survey is an online survey that nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations – large and small, and across all disciplines – use annually to capture, share, and analyze their financial and programmatic information in a standardized format, all in one safe, secure place.

Organizations using the DataArts system will create a Cultural Data Profile Survey for a grantmaker or service organization's request or their own reporting.  DataArts partners with grantmakers and service organizations to help streamline data entry and collection processes for arts and culture organizations by providing this one standardized form that is fully customized for arts and culture organizations.

We took an approach that allows the following:
  • Small organizations (spending less than $50,000 per year) to create a shortened Cultural Data Profile Survey
  • Organizations can use the Cultural Data Profile Survey information to complete service organization surveys

A Cultural Data Profile Survey can include sections and questions about the following:

Organization Information - see also What questions are in Survey Customization?

  • Audit Totals (controlled by survey settings)
  • Earned Operating Revenue
  • Investment Revenue
  • Non-operating Revenue (controlled by survey settings)
  • Contributed Revenue
  • Revenue Summary
  • Audit Totals (controlled by survey settings)
  • Expenses (Personnel, Non-personnel, Non-operating)
  • Change in Net Assets and Funder Report Narrative
Balance Sheet (controlled by survey setting: <50k has no balance sheet, un-audited has single column optional balance sheet)
  • Audit Totals (controlled by survey settings)
  • Assets, Liabilities, & Net Assets
Workforce and Workspaces
  • Workforce (Staff, Board, and Volunteers)
  • COVID-19 Impact
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Workspaces (up to 5)
Program Activity & Audiences
  • Residencies Awarded
  • Public Art Installations
  • Works Commissioned
  • Films Produced
  • World Premieres
  • National Premieres
  • Local/Regional Premieres
  • Competitions
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Fiscally Sponsored Projects
  • Scholarships awarded
  • Other Grants awarded
  • Permanent Exhibitions
  • Temporary Exhibitions
  • Traveling Exhibitions (Hosted)
  • Published Works
  • Private Lessons
  • Festivals/Conferences
  • Productions (self-produced)    
  • Productions (presented)    
  • Broadcast Productions    
  • Classes/Workshops (outside of schools)    
  • Classes/Assemblies/Other Programs in Schools    
  • Field Trips/School Visits    
  • Guided Tours    
  • Lectures    
  • Films Screened    
  • Readings/Workshops (Developing Works)    
  • Community Programs not included above        
  • Additional Programs not included above    
Please note based on how you answer questions throughout the Survey Customization process you may not see all of the above sections and questions.

See also  What questions are included in my survey? or How to create a Survey or Cultural Data Profile



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