Over the past six years, in cooperation with the Rhode Island Foundation (RIF) and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has collected information from our grantees via the Cultural Data Project, now called DataArts, to help us better understand the health and economic impact of the arts and humanities sector in Rhode Island.
Although the information we gathered through participation in the program has been valuable and will prove fruitful in our ability to collectively understand and advocate for the importance of the sector, it has not been without challenge. Grantees have spent a significant amount of time and resources gathering the required information afor complete DataArts reports.
After careful consideration, the Council, RIF, and RISCA have decided not to renew our relationship with DataArts. Given this decision, the DataArts report will no longer be a requirement in major grant applications to the Council.
We will continue to collect data from organizations and individual applicants, via our standard grantmaking and reporting structures.
Thank you to all those who have invested time and effort into gathering and submitting information to DataArts. We remain committed to the value of data collection and analysis for the humanities sector. We look forward to working with you to understand your achievements, as well as your needs, and to collect the information that will help tell the whole story of the arts and humanities sector’s impact in Rhode Island.
Please direct any questions to Logan Hinderliter, Program Officer, Grants and Partnerships for the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.273.2250.