League of American Orchestras to Partner with NCAR

Oct, 16 2015 / /

League of American Orchestras to Partner with NCAR

The SMU National Center for Arts Research is excited to announce a partnership with the League of American Orchestras.  As the only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League will be providing NCAR with organizational data from its diverse membership of approximately 800 orchestras across the United States.

“The League of American Orchestras is an important partner because of the key role it plays for symphony orchestras as a nexus of knowledge, advocacy, and leadership advancement,” said NCAR Director Zannie Voss. “Their data is important because it gives us more representation of the diverse orchestra field in our current data sets as well as providing us with enhanced geographic representation of orchestras.”

“We’re delighted that this partnership will give our members representation in the influential and easy-to-use NCAR reports and the capacity to compare our financial and operational health with other arts nonprofits,” said Jesse Rosen, President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras and a member of the board of advisors of NCAR. The agreement between the League and NCAR protects the anonymity of members’ data and allows the League to review any publications featuring its data.  

The League joins the Cultural Data Project, National Assembly of State Art Agencies, National Center for Charitable Statistics, National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Theatre Communications Group as a data partner enhancing NCAR’s ability to accurately examine the performance of the U.S. arts industry from a statistical, data-driven perspective and provide the most in-depth analysis of the arts and cultural ecosystem in the United States. The League’s orchestral data will be incorporated into NCAR’s next report edition released Spring 2016.