In the coming years, the cultural sector faces an uphill battle to preserve and deepen America's investment in the arts. Three major national-level research intiaitives are advancing use of localized data for arts advocacy and cultural policy development: Arts Midwest's Creating Connection, which uses data-driven, values-based messaged and tools to build public support; DataArts' community empowerment strategy, which provides a DIY advocacy tool and online courses to build skills; and Arts and Economic Prsoperity 5, an economic impact study carried out in 341 regions across all fifty states. Presenters will provide eamples of how the initatives are being applied at hte lcoal and state level by both private and public sector arts funders.
This session is offered as part of the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference, held from October 28-31, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.
Organized and moderated by San San Wong, Senior Program Officer, Barr Foundation. Presented by Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts; David Fraher, President &CEO, Arts Midwest; and Arin Sullivan, Vice President and Director of Programs and Products, DataArts.