Announcing the DC Cultural Data Project!

District of Columbia Cultural Data Project

Introducing the DC Cultural Data Project

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the DC Cultural Data Project (DC CDP), a powerful online management tool designed to strengthen D.C.’s arts and cultural sector.

The DC CDP is a sophisticated, user-friendly, online system for collecting and disseminating high-quality data on the nonprofit arts and cultural sector. Arts and cultural organizations in D.C. will fill out a Cultural Data Profile online once each year. This profile contains financial, programmatic, and operational information, and is based on audits or year-end financial statements.

Serving as the central repository for this standardized, longitudinal data on the arts and cultural sector, the CDP has a unique ability to benefit the sector. In addition to improving the quality of data you receive, the DC CDP will enable arts and cultural organizations to instantly generate annual, trend, and comparison reports to help increase management capacity and inform decision-making. By entering data into the DC CDP, arts and cultural organizations will be contributing to a citywide resource that  can be used for research on and advocacy for the cultural sector.

Learn more about the DC CDP at

The CDP will be provided to all nonprofit cultural organizations in D.C. at no cost to participating organizations. The launch of the DC CDP has been made possible through the leadership of the members of the DC CDP Task Force, with support from the DC CDP Launch Advisory Committee.

The success of the DC CDP will rely on the participation of a broad and diverse group of grantmakers who serve arts and cultural organizations throughout the District.  We hope you will consider participating in the DC CDP.

Questions? Visit
To learn how you can participate in the DC CDP, please contact any of the members of the DC CDP Task Force
or contact the CDP staff directly at 215-599-8313 .The DC Cultural Data Project is made possible through the leadership of
the members of the DC CDP Task Force:
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Meyer Foundation
Prince Charitable Trusts
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

DC CDP Launch Advisory Committee:
Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington
Cultural Development Corporation
Cultural Tourism D.C.
D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

The DC CDP is operated by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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