Subject Term: Partnerships

National Guild for Community Arts Education Benchmarking Data Report 2019

From the National Guild for Community Arts Education site:

The latest edition of the National Guild’s Benchmarking Data Report is now available! This report contains a wealth of data—on staff and faculty compensation, instructional fees, income and expense ratios, and more—that can inform your planning and budgeting and help funders and policy makers better understand the needs and impact of our field. The data, gathered from 179 Guild member organizations, is presented in easy to read charts and tables.

For the first time, the report also includes sections on racial equity, creative aging, and analysis of salary information by organization type, type of community served, and organizational budget size.

Data was collected in 2019 before the pandemic and this summer’s uprising and call to reckoning about structural racism and anti-Black violence. This means that the data provides a valuable snapshot of where the community arts education field was just before these transformational events.

Accessing the Report

The 2019 Benchmarking Data Report is available to all Guild members that participated in the survey, free of charge. For access, contact programs@nationalguild.org.

The report is also available for purchase. Guild members receive a discounted rate (Guild membership is currently “pay what you can”).

Dances for a Variable Population performers dance in unison.

Partnerships Key to Sustainability for Dances for a Variable Population

Through clear and innovative programming, active demonstration of program benefits, and equal investment in their community of teaching artists and participants, Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) has been able to build successful, lasting relationships with a variety of partner organizations. These partnerships have formed the backbone of their programming, and sustained them throughout the 15 years of their existence.