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.
The report examines demographic aspects of museum and art gallery attendance as well as attendance trends during the 1990s. The attendance rate at museums decreased during the 1990s, but the attendance rate at public art galleries increased significantly. The report also provides extensive provincial information, including attendance profiles, trends and comparisons between the provinces.
The report examines demographic aspects of performing arts attendance, and provides data showing that reaching Canadians who speak languages other than English or French is a significant challenge facing Canada's performing arts organizations. During the 1990s, the attendance rate at performing arts events decreased. However, due to significant population growth, about 100,000 more Canadians attended a performance in 1998 than in 1992. The report also provides extensive provincial information, including attendance profiles, trends and comparisons between the provinces.