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Arts Research

Arts Research

Central New York

The amount of data surrounding arts participation, cultural tourism, and economic activity in Central New York is constantly growing. CNY Arts conducts its own research, partners with organizations in their research, and avidly reads even more. We have collected some of the findings on this page. If you have research that you feel should be linked here, please email


Americans for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts both have scores of reporting on national trends for arts and culture.


CNY Arts commissioned Diane Mataraza, Inc. to facilitate the creation of a ten-year regional cultural plan, ENGAGE CNY. You can find a lot more information elsewhere on our site, but the plan document and its executive summary are linked below.


CNY Arts collects data on visits to and usage of our Collaborative Marketing Information system on a yearly basis.