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Culture Case: "comprises a vast array of carefully selected academic research from universities and scholars around the world that can add value to the work of the cultural sector."

Culture Hive: "Discover, share, and inspire best practices in cultural marketing, fundraising, and management."

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies: "clearinghouse for information on a variety of issue areas affecting public arts policy."

National Endowment for the Arts: Publications archive.

NCAR KIPI (Key Intangible Performance Indicator) Dashboard: "provides your organization's financial and operating performance results relative to organizations like yours nationally so you can assess health and sustainability and hone strategic decisions."

ArtsMidwest Tools & Resources: "Arts Midwest believes all communities deserve meaningful arts experiences. The tools and resources in this section are intended to provide assistance in advancing the arts throughout our region and beyond."

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American for the Arts Resources & Tools

Arts & Economic Prosperity: customized economic impact studies, study region map, and the "AEP calculator".

Arts Index:The National Resource for Measuring Arts in Your Community.

Creative Industries: Our Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts reports provide a research-based approach to understanding the scope and economic importance of the arts in America. Reports for all 435 U.S. Congressional Districts, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the 7,500 state legislative districts, and all 3,143 U.S. counties—as well as a full suite of user tools and a comprehensive list of the industries included in this analysis—are available for download.