TDC’s Julie Koo spoke about the findings in the study “How Boston and Other American Cities Support and Sustain the Arts” on the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Creative Minds Out Loud podcast. Take a listen and let us know what you think!
On June 10, 2016, Susan Nelson shared her thoughts with attendees at the League of American Orchestras’ conference about how orchestras might think about capitalization in light of shifting subscription and audience engagement trends.
TDC was delighted to partner with The Boston Foundation on this comparative study of Boston’s cultural and funding landscape and those in 10 peer cities. The report provides a snapshot of the cultural community and identifies levers for change.
We are excited to share our latest report, Too Good to be True? The Opportunity and Cost of the $1 Building. Commissioned by the Kresge Foundation, Too Good to be True takes a close look at the impact of newly acquired buildings – all either free or low-cost – on organizations’ financial health and artistic outcomes.
June 16, 2015
A presentation to fundraising professionals through the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the Association of Fundraising Professionals — Greater Philadelphia Chapter.
In this follow-up study to Getting Beyond Breakeven, TDC conducted a financial analysis of arts and culture organizations in Greater Philadelphia, looking at change over time and the effect of growth on organizations’ financial health.
Working with the Consortium of Small Arts Funders (CSAF) in Pittsburgh, TDC analyzed a group of small and mid-sized arts organizations to better understand if natural cohorts existed, and if so, whether they could help promote audience growth.
Commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the William Penn Foundation, TDC studied the financial health and capitalization challenges of 158 arts and culture organizations in greater Philadelphia. The study found that when it comes to capitalization, strong financial literacy does not translate into robust financial health, and delves into TDC’s latest thinking on the practice changes at individual organizations and within the system as a whole that could bridge this disconnect.