The National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC) is a repository that facilitates research on arts and culture by acquiring data, particularly those funded by federal agencies and other organizations, and sharing those data with researchers, policymakers, people in the arts and culture field, and the general public.


NADAC is one of several topical archives hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the largest social science data archive in the world and part of the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. NADAC is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Because of NEA's support, users obtain data from NADAC at no charge.

The NEA agreement permitted the transfer to NADAC of datasets distributed by the Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA), a collaborative effort of Princeton University's Firestone Library and the Princeton Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies. Datasets from CPANDA will be posted to NADAC on an ongoing basis. If a dataset previously available through CPANDA is not on the NADAC Website, please check the CPANDA Website or send email to nadac@icpsr.umich.edu

Data User Services

NADAC provides the following services to assist data users:

Data Depositor Services

NADAC provides the following services to assist data depositors:

Web Accessibility

NADAC staff strive to provide open and equitable access to all users as well as maintain a comprehensive storage of resources for data. If you are having any problems accessing information on the NADAC site, or if you have suggestions for improving our accessibility, please email us at web-support@icpsr.umich.edu


For information on NADAC staff, please visit the Meet the Team section.

Free and easy access to data on the arts and on the arts' value and impact for individuals and communities