Arts Research Monitor

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.

17 October 2005
As in other parts of the world, government cutbacks to arts programs in the school curriculum in England are contributing to a push for arts organizations to supplement arts education in English schools. This study aims to assess the procedures used by arts organizations to evaluate their educational programs. The author argues that arts organizations should be able to offer schools "striking and illuminating alternatives" to officially prescribed curricula. (Malcolm Ross, Vol 5 No 1)
17 October 2005
This report, peppered with highlights of various museums' educational offerings, summarizes survey responses from 376 museums concerning their contributions to the education of Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the U.S. in 2000-01.
17 October 2005
This report examines the management of performing arts facilities in Canada, including a wide range of issues such as ownership, tenancy, operating costs and income, capital costs and funding, working capital, and improvements to physical infrastructure.
17 October 2005
This discussion paper, prepared for a June conference in London (U.K.), argues that more attention must be paid to "the fundamental contribution that cultural institutions can make to our quality of life at the deepest level", rather than instrumental arguments based on the economic, social, psychological, personal and civic impacts of the arts.