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About the Sector

A key to supporting the arts and culture sector is to understand what makes it tick. Learn about the arts and culture sector’s internal strengths and challenges, and the ways in which those challenges are being met creatively. 

Elevating the Influence of Arts and Culture

A history, of the tactics that contributed to successes in the Cleveland, Ohio, area to realize the fuller potential of arts and culture. You’ll also see call-out material with more concrete, universal lessons to help you apply those tactics in a variety of settings. 2018.

Culture Pulse: 5-Year Trend Analysis

Examines financial trends, such as income and expenses, as well as participation, human resource and space trends. It also compares Cuyahoga County trends with national trends and is informed by a set of three focus groups. Dive deeper into the trends and health of arts and culture as a local asset by viewing both the visually dynamic report, and the full set of data tables. 2017.

Culture Pulse 2015

In Culture Pulse 2015, Arts Cleveland (formerly Community Partnership for Arts and Culture) takes its annual snapshot of Cuyahoga County’s arts and culture nonprofits. The report focuses on the sector’s financial, human and infrastructure resources. This allows us to uncover strengths and potential challenges facing our arts and culture. 2015.

Culture Pulse 2014

In Culture Pulse 2014, Arts Cleveland (formerly Community Partnership for Arts and Culture) leveraged 2010-2012 data from the Cultural Data Project on a sample of 96 arts and culture nonprofits in Cuyahoga County. 2014.

Culture Pulse 2013

Culture Pulse is an in-depth analysis of the financial, human capital and infrastructure health of 93 arts and culture nonprofits in Cuyahoga County. Culture Pulse leverages information from the Ohio Cultural Data Project (OCDP) to examine trends over 2009-11 and to discuss the future implications for arts and culture organizations in Cuyahoga County. 2013.

Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture Organizations and Economic Recession

Analysis exploring the arts and culture sector in light of the "Great Recession." 2009.

Strengthening Arts and Culture

A survey to assess gaps in services available to the arts and culture sector. 2008.

Investing in Artists

An examination of national best practices in individual artist support. 2007.

Northeast Ohio’s Arts & Culture Plan Assessment

This report highlights the advancements our community has made regarding each of the four goals outlined in Northeast Ohio’s Arts & Culture Plan. 2007.

Increasing the Strength of the Undercapitalized in the Arts and Culture Sector

A report outlining Arts Cleveland's initial research on supporting undercapitalized arts and culture groups. 2005.

Advancing Support Systems for Artists in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area

A report outlining the four top needs of individual artists in NE Ohio. 2005.

Arts and Culture Festival Competitive Analysis

A report focusing on arts and culture festivals operating within 250-miles of Cleveland. 2004.

Cuyahoga County Public Sector Arts and Culture Investment Models

This document outlines the recommendations of the Cuyahoga County Cultural Leadership Taskforce on arts and culture investment models. 2004.

Cleveland City Council Arts and Cultural Summit Report

This report details recommended action items from the summit for sustaining the arts and culture sector. 2002.

Northeast Ohio's Arts and Culture Plan

This document outlines the results of a community-wide dialogue on supporting NE Ohio's arts and culture sector. 2000.

Artists, Organizations & Audience Survey Results

This body of research guided discussions related to developing NE Ohio's first strategic arts and culture plan. 1999.