five year trend analysis of nonprofit arts and culture
conducting credible research and making connections
providing information and counsel on public policy that supports the sector
It was early October and I had spent many hours hunched over my computer in Easton, PA with my new best friend, STATA, a statistical software. Needless to say, STATA and I are not the kind of friends who curl up on the couch together and watch Gilmore Girls with glasses of wine. But nevertheless, STATA was proving valuable – it helped me wrangle five year’s worth of DataArts (formally Cultural Data Project) data -- thousands of data points -- from 62 arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County.