SMU 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.

SMU DataArts’ flagship service, the Cultural Data Profile (CDP), is a free and secure online survey that collects financial and programmatic data from nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations so they can apply for grants, gather insights, use data to strengthen a case for support, and contribute to nationwide research. As of 2021, over 19,000 organizations have contributed data.

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 SMU DataArts’ CDP.