Updates from the Arizona Cultural Data Project Research Report August 1 Deadline
Th Arizona Commission on the Arts, in partnership with the Arizona Cultural Data Project Task Force, is producing a printed and online report that will highlight aggregate financial and programmatic information about the impact arts organizations have on the state of Arizona. The report will feature information collected from the Arizona Cultural Data Project (CDP) and the recently released Arts & Economic Prosperity IV report from Americans for the Arts.
As you may know, all data profiles are reviewed by CDP staff after submission to ensure that any omissions or errors are resolved before the organizations data can be included in research and advocacy efforts. You can determine the status of your data profile online by logging in at www.azculturaldata.org.
Inclusion in the report is predicated on an organizations fiscal year 2011 data profile status reaching Review Complete. To date, over 70% of organizations with FY 2011 data profiles are Review Complete. In order to best represent the arts and culture organizations in Arizona, we need to reach 100% by August 1, 2012. Organizations have just under six weeks to obtain review complete status on existing and forthcoming FY 2011 data profiles. Please contact the Arts Commission with any questions about this deadline.
One of the core benefits of participation in the Cultural Data Project is the sizeable array of reporting features provided to the user at zero cost. An organization can produce trend reports, comparison reports and an annual report. (The annual report can be produced with just 2 clicks of the mouse!) The Arizona Commission on the Arts helped bring the Cultural Data Project for this very reason. The tools provided by CDP assist organizations and collectively take us one more step in the direction of an Arizona where everyone can participate in and experience the arts.
The Cultural Data Project provides ongoing training sessions for organizations new to CDP and organizations who are currently involved. Training sessions on a variety of topics can be accessed on demand at http://www.azculturaldata.org/training.aspx. The project also provides regular training sessions via webinar for new users and participants wishing to learn more about CDPs reporting features. A list of upcoming webinars can be found here: http://www.culturaldata.org/webinars/.