Arts Research Monitor articles, category = Copyright and the arts

Between May and July 2012, the Pew Internet and American Life Project surveyed 1,258 arts organizations that had received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts between 2007 and 2011. The survey results cover the use, benefits, and challenges of digital technologies for American arts organizations.

This report from Music Canada, a non-profit trade organization that promotes the interests of its members and their artist partners, provides strategies for supporting the growth of Canada’s commercial music industry, which the report calls “a highly creative and dynamic field that has undergone massive changes with the shift to digital technologies and platforms”.

Prepared by David Poole

This discussion paper, intended for use by arts funding bodies, provides a useful overview of "current knowledge on the theme of digital transition and the impact of new technology on the arts". The paper indicates that "the electronic, networked and interactive nature of the digital world has a significant impact on the arts".

Executive Summary

Based on a literature review and consultation with 250 arts practitioners and cultural workers, this report examines the impact of digital technologies on human resources in the cultural sector. The report argues that, "as the Canadian economy continues to move toward a knowledge-based economy, the creativity exhibited by the cultural sector will only increase in importance".

Compendium of Research Papers
The International Forum on the Creative Economy, a two-day forum in Gatineau, Quebec in March 2008, provides "evidence on the current and future economic forces and trends impacting the innovation, creative, and knowledge-based economies".

This site is an invaluable resource regarding cultural policies and programs in European countries, as well as a few other countries around the world (including Canada). The site contains information about policy objectives, current issues, cultural institutions, cultural financing, governance structures, legal provisions, support to creativity, cultural participation, arts education, diversity and intercultural dialogue.

This report investigates recent changes that have affected the music industry, such as the arrival of efficient digital technologies and the adeptness with which music consumers have explored non-traditional methods of music transmission.
The Pew Internet and American Life Project surveyed artists, musicians and members of the public to gather information on their perceptions of internet usage in regards to artistic activity and intellectual property.