DataArts is a nonprofit organization that empowers the arts and cultural sector with high-quality data and resources in order to strengthen its vitality, performance, and public impact. The Cultural Data Profile (CDP) is DataArts’ flagship service, which thousands of cultural nonprofits use annually to report their financial and programmatic information. DataArts is a catalyst for data-informed decision-making that results in stronger management for arts and cultural organizations, better-informed philanthropy, and a rich information resource for advocates and researchers.

The Arizona Commission on the Arts and a growing number of other participating funders in the state of Arizona require nonprofit organizations applying for grants to submit their financial information using DataArts’ CDP.


The Arizona CDP Task Force

Members of the Arizona CDP Task Force include the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Arizona Community Foundation, the City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department, the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Flagstaff Cultural Partners, the Flinn Foundation, the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, Myron Rottenstein, Tucson Pima Arts Council, and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

Impact: Arts and Culture in Arizona

Impact: Arts and Culture in Arizona” was developed by the Arizona CDP Task Force to provide a greater understanding of the breadth and impact of Arizona’s arts and culture sector.

At the time the brochure was initiated in late 2012, 219 nonprofit arts and culture organizations had contributed audited financial data through DataArts’ Cultural Data Profile (formerly Cultural Data Project or CDP), representing less than half of active organizations in Arizona’s arts and culture sector. As more organizations engage in the statewide project, the sector’s comprehensive impact will come more clearly into focus.

Cord Moorhead of Moorhead Creative and Diana Hickman of Hickman Communications served as the design and development team for “Impact: Arts and Culture in Arizona.” To request copies of the brochure, contact the Arts Commission at (602) 771-6501.