DDP sources our data from organization websites, press releases, and the ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer. Fiscal data is derived solely from the latest publicly-released IRS Forms 990, annual reports, or financial audits.
Due to the delays and, in many cases, cancellations of 2020-2021 company seasons/announcements, our team is reevaluating research timelines for the impacted data. Our First Look report has been indefinitely postponed and will likely be replaced with a Pandemic Programming Report to be released in 2021. The compilation and release of both the Venues report and Boards of Directors/Trustees Analysis have been indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19.
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Dance Data Project® houses the majority of our archival data on AirTable, while report data, used in real-time, is stored and analyzed on Microsoft Excel. The research team is in the process of transitioning all data into a single master list using the latter application.
While access to the archival database is private, we will share information from our research through our regular reports (detailed in the calendar) and by request from legitimate publications, companies, or other entities within our community.