Theatre Communications Group

New York-based Theatre Communications Group (TCG), whose mission is to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre, will also contribute organizational-level data gathered from its annual fiscal and attendance surveys of over 400+ theatres across the country.

Read the Report on Gender Gaps in Museum Directorships

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, today released findings from a research study designed to understand the gender gap in art museum directorships and to explore potential factors to help AAMD member institutions advance towards greater gender equality.

Visionary Founding Donors

More than a dozen visionary foundations and individual arts patrons have also supported NCAR with financial investments, including the Communities Foundation of Texas, M. R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation, Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Jennifer and Peter Altabef, Marilyn Augur, Molly Byrne, Bess and Ted Enloe, Melissa and Trevor Fetter, Carol and Don Glendenning, Jeanne R. Johnson, Nancy Nasher, David Haemisegger, Nancy Perot, Bonnie Pitman, Caren Prothro and Donna Wilhelm.

Indices and Dashboard Creation Partners


IBM will create and donate the NCAR’s online interactive “dashboard” enabling arts organizations to access the center’s data. IBM will spend approximately 18 months developing and customizing the dashboard, which is expected to be ready for use in late 2014.

TRG Arts

TRG Arts is a national consulting firm that provides arts, culture and entertainment clients with guidance and solutions to grow patrons and sustainable revenue. The firm maintains household-level, arts consumption behavior data for more than 25 million households patronizing over 1,200 arts organizations in 20 markets.

Rebecca Thomas & Associates

Rebecca Thomas & Associates, LLC (RTA) partners with philanthropic and nonprofit leaders to expand opportunities for community and cultural vitality. RTA helps grantmakers achieve impact by aligning capital to organizational needs. We assist nonprofits as they plan for, navigate and learn from change. We support the field with knowledge and perspective about what it takes to build resilient institutions in the service of their missions.

Strategy Partner

Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) provided nine weeks of pro-bono consulting to assist NCAR in establishing a vision, mission, scope, governance and structure. The work resulted in a strategic plan for NCAR’s first three to five years, and BCG continues to support our efforts through representation on our Advisory Board.

Read the Study on NEA Funding and Community Wealth

Read the National Center for Arts Research study that evaluates wealth distribution in NEA grant-recipient communities vs. non-recipient communities.