Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive

CPANDACPANDA, the Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive, is the world's first interactive digital archive of policy-relevant data and statistics on the arts and culture, with data on artists, arts and cultural organizations, audiences, and funding for arts and culture. A collaborative effort of Princeton University's Firestone Library and the Princeton Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, it is freely accessible on the World Wide Web to scholars, students, policy makers, journalists, artists, and members of the general public.

CPANDA is comprised of four major components:

  • the searchable data archive, which is the core of the CPANDA Web site and contains a rich collection of numeric data sets on the arts and culture, together with documentation and associated reports;
  • quick facts about the arts, which includes basic statistics about the scope and dimension of the arts and cultural sector, culled from surveys conducted by nonprofit organizations, academic researchers and government agencies;
  • research guides, which summarize information currently available in various research areas and include directories of relevant data sets available in the CPANDA archive and elsewhere; and
  • other resources, such as topically arranged links to Web resources for cultural policy and the arts and key U.S. and international arts organizations.