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Survey Data

A graph with horizontal bars, where the length of each bar corresponds with the total counts of surveyed arts entities that reported offering programming, events, or activities with the following frequency: “1 or 2 times a year,” “Seasonally or a few times a year,” “Monthly,” “Every other week,” “Weekly,” “Multiple times a week or daily (consistently during the year).” At the end of each bar is a count of the total responses tabulated for that funding source. The longest bar corresponds with the 14 entities who offer programs monthly. The counts decline steadily, starting with the second-longest bar which corresponds with the 10 entities who offer programs 1 or 2 times a year, followed by the 7 entities that offer programming multiple times a week, 5 who offer programs seasonally or a few times a year, 4 who offer programs weekly, and 3 who offer programs every other week.
HueArts New York Brown Paper


The HueArtsNYS Survey received eligible responses from 45 arts entities led and founded by Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and all People of Color. The results were telling, and began to illustrate the unique cultural arts landscape in New York State.

The survey results show that arts entities provide many types of programming and services to multiple communities and audiences despite small budgets, limited staff, and limited access to funding opportunities (due to implicit and explicit barriers as discovered in our qualitative research) and resources like professional development opportunities (for example, grant writing or marketing support). This is also consistently the case for arts entities with budgets of under $50K, who are valuable anchors in their community despite having one or fewer full time staff members. The majority of these same entities also offer some form of free programming to their communities.

Detailed quantitative survey findings about arts entities founded and led by Black, Latine, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and all People of Color are included in this study. Alongside the stories gathered throughout this project in the findings section of the Brown Paper, these two components shaped the recommendations and action steps to help these entities to thrive in the long-term. We hope this detailed data is an additional useful tool.

Important note: This data is intended for use to further the equity agenda of HueArts NYS in support of arts entities founded and led by Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and all People of Color in New York State. It is not a tool to further disenfranchise or divide these arts and culture entities.

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