This study examines the financial status of New England's nonprofit cultural organizations – an important component of the region’s creative economy -- between 2000 and 2002. New methodology developed by NEFA for this report enables us to better define the types of organizations that are included in the nonprofit cultural sector, and provide a more accurate and consistent look at their economic impact. Additionally, an exciting new partnership with the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute has enabled us for the first time to examine New England’s nonprofit cultural sector within a larger regional and national context.
This white paper examines the definition of the creative economy developed in the Creative Economy Initiative report: "The Role of Arts and Culture in New England's Economic Competitiveness," released in 2000 by NEFA, Mt. Auburn Associates and The New England Council, as well as subsequent approaches advanced in the U.S. and abroad.
Released in May 2005, this handbook provides cultural organizations with practical guidance on developing written and audiovisual documentation of their work or improving the quality of existing efforts. It is intended to help small and medium-sized organizations that often struggle to create a lasting record of their accomplishments or to find the space to examine and reflect upon their accustomed ways of doing business.
Hard copies of Documenting the Arts are available for purchase; contact NEFA’s communications department if you are interested.
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