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Hosted by Arts Health Network and CHNET-Works

While sport and physical activity are widely acknowledged as important for good health, the links between arts and culture to health and wellbeing are less well understood and less frequently acknowledged. Kelly Hill's presentation reviewed research on the public health and well-being implications of recreational arts engagement, focusing on the landmark 2013 study Arts & Individual Wellbeing in Canada. The presentation also included a brief review of other studies on arts engagement and wellbeing, and participants discussed possible reasons for the positive associations between recreational arts engagement and health indicators.

Hosted by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo

Based on findings from the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, Kelly Hill presented information on arts attendance in Alberta, artists and cultural workers in the province, as well as information about the contributions of the arts to economic, social, and community well-being.

Please submit brief proposals by December 12

As part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, Kelly Hill will conduct four presentations in 2015 for no speaking fee. The speaking fee (covering preparation time) is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council in conjunction with their funding of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series. Presenting organizations must pay for Kelly’s travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the event. Brief proposals will be accepted until 5 PM Eastern time on Friday, December 12, 2014.

A key finding of this report is that the range of arts offerings in Canada – from art galleries, classical concerts, and theatre performances to pop concerts and cultural festivals – manages to attract most Canadians to at least one type of activity. Overall, 71% of Canadians attended at least one of the five key arts activities in 2010. There are relatively few statistically significant differences between diverse groups and other Canadians regarding this broad indicator of arts attendance.

Please submit brief proposals by January 31

As part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, Kelly Hill will conduct four presentations in 2013-14 for no speaking / preparation fee. The speaking fee (covering preparation time) is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council in conjunction with their funding of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series. Presenting organizations must pay for Kelly’s travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the event. Brief proposals will be accepted until 5 PM Eastern time on Friday, January 31, 2014

1.4 million Canadians volunteer for or donate to cultural organizations

Many arts and culture organizations in Canada are organized as not-for-profit organizations and rely on individuals to donate time or money in order to help achieve their mandates. This report highlights the volunteer time and financial donations given to Canadian arts and culture organizations. About 1.4 million Canadians volunteered for or donated to arts and culture organizations (or did both) in 2010. This represents 5.1% of Canadians 15 or older.

Connections between Cultural Activities and Health, Volunteering, Satisfaction with Life, and Other Social Indicators in 2010

This report examines whether connections exist between Canadians’ cultural activities and their personal well-being. The data in the report show that there is a strong connection between cultural activities and indicators of health and well-being (such as health, mental health, volunteering, feeling stressed, and overall satisfaction with life).