Operated by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Cultural Data Project (CDP) provides a powerful online management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations. The project gathers reliable, longitudinal data on the sector in the United States.
The CDP emerging national standard enables participating organizations to track trends and benchmark their progress through sophisticated reporting tools, empowers researchers and advocates with information to make the case for arts and culture, and equips funders with data to plan and evaluate grantmaking activities more effectively.
The project is serving grant makers and cultural organizations in a number of states of the United States, and researchers in those and other states.
This project might be a useful model for use in other nations, strengthening the cultural and arts communities in those nations.