Statistical Insights on the Arts

Statistical Insights on the Arts is a quantitative research series, created by Hill Strategies in 2002, that aims to provide reliable, recent and insightful data on the state of the arts in Canada. Statistical Insights on the Arts is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

4 March 2009
Artists in Canada's Provinces and Territories Based on the 2006 Census, the 27th report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series from Hill Strategies Research, highlights key information about artists in the provinces and territories.
4 February 2009

This report shows that there are 140,000 artists in Canada who spent more time at their art than at any other occupation in May 2006. The number of artists is slightly larger than the number of Canadians directly employed in the automotive industry (135,000). The report reveals 10 key facts about the working lives of artists in Canada.

12 November 2008

Finances of Performing Arts Organizations in Canada in 2006-07, the 24th report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series from Hill Strategies Research, finds that performing arts organizations generate $2.70 in revenues for every dollar received from governments. The report also shows that fundraising revenues grew the most between 1996-97 and 2006-07.

12 November 2008

Finances of Public Museums and Art Galleries in Canada in 2006-07, the 25th report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series from Hill Strategies Research, shows that public museums and art galleries generate increasing amounts from non-government sources. However, the report also finds that government revenues continue to represent the largest share of total revenues.

23 July 2008
This report provides strong evidence of the social effects of culture through detailed statistical models of six social indicators: Feeling trapped in a daily routine; Volunteering; Donating; Doing a favour for a neighbour; Sense of belonging to one's province; and Sense of belonging to Canada. A potential slogan arising from the research is: Break out of your daily routine! Visit a public art gallery, take in a performance or read a book.