DataArts is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower the nonprofit arts and cultural sector with high-quality data and resources in order to strengthen its vitality, performance, and public impact. We accomplish this mission by equipping arts and cultural organizations to collect, learn from, and use data effectively; by building critical infrastructure for the sector and being a trusted source of high-quality data and knowledge that advances cultural initiatives; and by convening and coordinating a national coalition for cultural data, dedicated to collective learning, leadership, and action. DataArts also seeks to streamline and standardize funding applications across multiple grant makers using its platform, while also providing funders with tools to understand and compare the financial health and operations of their grantees.
Now used in 14 states and Washington, DC, DataArts is working to expand its reach throughout the United States. Launched in Pennsylvania in 2004 and managed by The Pew Charitable Trusts since 2005, the Cultural Data Project became an independent 501(c)(3) corporation on April 1, 2013 and changed its name to DataArts on January 1, 2016.