Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Statewide Tool for Arts and Cultural Organizations

The New York State Council on the Arts has joined to help launch the New York State Cultural Data Project (New York State CDP), a powerful management tool for arts and cultural organizations. This unique system will, at no cost, allow arts managers and artistic leaders to understand and analyze their organization’s financial performance through easy-to-run reports. By participating in the New York State CDP, you will be part of a successful and growing project that will allow researchers and the arts community as a whole to better articulate and provide evidence for the sector’s assets and needs, as well as its contributions to the state and the country. By completing the online form annually, you will also be able to generate reports to be submitted to grantmakers with the click of a button.

Organizations can participate and benefit from the system regardless of whether they are a recipient of support from any of the participating funders. Additionally, there is a full-time Help Desk/hotline available to guide organizations in entering and understanding the data.

NYSCA is interested in your feedback in terms of how CDP can be most useful to your organization, how NYSCA can best incorporate it into our grantmaking process, and how it can help shape policy and advocacy efforts. Please read the letter from the CDP Taskforce, go online and learn about the system at, and, most importantly, attend a free demonstration and discussion (see below). Please direct your feedback either to NYSCA program staff or

Get the most from the New York State CDP.
Attend a free demonstration and discussion.

Register for a demonstration and discussion by visiting and clicking on "Attend a Demonstration and Discussion."

July 20 - 23, 2009, Western New York

July 20, 9:30 am
Location to be announced

July 20, 2:00 pm
Holiday Valley Resort,
Creekside Lodge

July 21, 9:30 am
Canisius Amherst Conference Center

July 22, 2:00 pm
Wadsworth Library

July 23, 2:00 pm
Location to be announced

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