Research Lab

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Research & Evaluation at the Arts Commission, 2016-17

Read our report on the 2016-17 Research and Evaluation Plan: what we did and why, and some key lessons we learned along the way.

Arts Access Datathon

December 08, 2016
The LA County Arts Commission, in partnership with the City of LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs, will host an Arts Access Datathon in spring 2017.
LACAC Volunteers Report

Salaries, Benefits and Volunteers in Nonprofit Arts Organizations in LA County

October 14, 2016 Arts Ecology, For Data Geeks
This series of reports analyzes data reported by arts nonprofits in LA County to DataArts (formerly the Cultural Data Project). They explore how much is being paid on salaries and benefits, how many hours of time is volunteered, and they provide recommendations to how arts nonprofits can improve in these areas.
Arts Education Brief: Trends Since 2005

Arts Education Brief: Trends Since 2005

Arts education across all 81 school districts in LA County has held steady since 2005-06, despite the recession and even as the total number of students enrolled in public schools has declined. That’s what we learned when we analyzed data on arts courses, enrollment and teachers that was reported by school districts to the California Department of Education (CDE).