Ohio Cultural Data Project

Ohio Cultural Data Project

The Cultural Data Project is a powerful online management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations.  Arts and cultural organizations enter financial, programmatic and operational data into a standardized online form and can then use the CDP to produce a variety of reports designed to help increase management capacity, identify strengths and challenges and inform decision-making. Organizations can also generate reports to be included as part of the application processes to grant-makers.

GCAC currently requires all Operating and Project Support applicants to participate in the Ohio Cultural Data Project. To fully populate the database and give a broader picture of the strength of the arts community in Columbus, all arts organizations are encouraged to complete annual data profiles.

Benefits of Participation

  • Powerful reporting tools to track trends and benchmark against other organizations by discipline, budget size and geographic region;
  • Over 70 different user reports to assist your organization in producing professionally formatted reports;
  • Streamlined grant application process to participating funders;
  • Toll-free Help Desk and User Support assistance and free access (by phone) to a team of financial consultants specializing in accounting for nonprofits.

Current Ohio Participants

  • Greater Columbus Arts Council
  • Ohio Arts Council
  • Arts Commission of Greater Toledo
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
  • Culture Works
  • Cuyahoga Arts and Culture
  • Fine Arts Fund
  • GAR Foundation
  • The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Ohio Citizens for the Arts
  • P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation*
  • The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation*
  • The George Gund Foundation*
  • The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee

 Here are links to helpful tools from DataArts

DataArts Introduction

Calendar to sign up for the live webinar, which is the second Tuesday of each month

Direct questions concerning the Data Profile to DataArts:

Ohio CDP Help Desk
Toll Free: 877-707-DATA (877-707-3282)
Email: help@ohculturaldata.org

The Ohio CDP Help Desk is open from 9am-8pm ET, Monday-Friday.

Please review Section 6 – Ohio Cultural Data Project and Appendix 4 – OCDP FAQ of the Guidelines for more information.

2017 Grant Guidelines