The Arts Research Monitor, created by Hill Strategies Research in 2002, provides synopses of qualitative and quantitative research findings in the arts and culture. The Monitor should be useful to artists, arts managers, funders, policy makers, researchers and others with an interest in learning more about the arts and culture. The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
This summary of discussions at the National Arts Centre in September 2002 provides insight into performing arts donors' inspirations, needs and desires. The participants, some of whom are major donors to the performing arts, discussed how to promote the value of the arts, the need to invest in professional fundraising programs, and how to improve the environment for charitable donations to the arts in Canada.