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.

16 October 2005
This editorial in the British Medical Journal provides a valuable argument from outside the arts community to support the claim that the arts improve health. The editorial suggests that a diversion of 0.5% of the UK's health budget to the arts would probably increase the health of UK citizens.
16 October 2005
This report, based on a literature review and 175 interviews, focuses on employment status, recruitment and retention, access to training and demand for new competencies in Canada's cultural sector.
16 October 2005
In this report, Richard Florida and collaborators apply the analysis from his popular 2002 book The Rise of the Creative Class to Canada, with particular emphasis on Ontario.