Research & Data

NEFA has a 30+ year history of providing arts organizations with data-driven research to be used for advocacy to their local governments, strengthening and informing local, statewide, and regional efforts to build New England’s creative economy. NEFA research models, network resources, and online tools can be used by anyone in the U.S. to quantify and develop their own creative community.

View New England Creative Economy INITIATIVEs 

Exemplary creative placemaking initiatives that leverage local creative assets and cross-sector partnerships for community revitalization and growth.

Cultural nonprofit economic impact reports

Methodology and data to measure the economic impact of the cultural nonprofit component of the creative economy.

Creative Economy sector employment reports 

Research definition and data to measure employment in creative industries and occupations.

Request cultural nonprofit financial data

Raw IRS Form 990 data for New England cultural nonprofits.