Volume: 16 Issue: 9
In this issue: Canadian insights related to active arts participation, arts attendance, as well as financing and support models for arts organizations, including reports on choral activity, social finance, innovative supports in the theatre sector, and the situation of media arts organizations.In this issue: Canadian insights related to active arts participation, arts attendance, as well as financing and support models for arts organizations, including reports on choral activity, social finance, innovative supports in the theatre sector, and the situation of media arts organizations.
This report estimates that 3.5 million Canadians sang in a choir in 2017, or 10% of the country’s population, based on a public survey of 2,000 Canadians. The report also uses the results of the public survey to estimate that “7.8 million Canadian adults (18 or older) attended a choral performance in 2016”, or 28% of the adult population. The report estimates that there are 27,700 choirs in Canada, the majority of which are church choirs (17,500, or 63%).
Noting that “social finance tools create opportunities for investors to finance projects that realize both financial and social returns”, this report outlines existing literature related to social finance and how it might be applied toward the arts.
Sector Developers for Independent Theatre in Toronto
This report, “largely based on 29 interviews with staff, participants and related stakeholders”, explores two initiatives that support independent theatre makers in Toronto: Generator (“a capacity building and mentoring organization for independent performance makers”) and The RISER Project (“a collaborative and charitable approach to production and presentation”).
2013 Arts Facts using CADAC Data
A brief summary accompanies two longer reports that highlight the situation of 49 media arts presenters and 45 production centres “that receive recurring funding from the Media Arts Section of the Canada Council for the Arts”, based on financial and statistical data reported to CADAC (Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada).