Arts Research Monitor Volume: 5

Vol. 5 No 10, March 2007
This month: a focus on business contributions to the arts and other non-profit organizations in Canada, including a report on the donation practices of businesses, a guide for arts organizations in seeking business sponsorships, and a survey of business support for employee volunteers.
Vol. 5 No 9, February 2007
This month: a focus on communities and culture, including the report of a federal committee on cities and communities, a Saskatchewan briefing note on communities and culture, a presentation about the cultural development of Kitchener-Waterloo, and an American report on indicators of local cultural vitality.
Vol. 5 No 8, January 2007
This month: a report on public perceptions of charitable organizations as well as four reports on individual donors, business support and individual volunteers in the arts and culture.
Vol. 5 No 7, December 2006
This month: four reports related to literacy, libraries and publishing, including a Canadian study of the link between early reading ability and later literacy skills, a British report on the role of public libraries in local economic and social vitality, a Canadian examination of human resource issues in Canadian libraries, and a study of the library acquisition process in Ontario school and public libraries.
Vol. 5 No 6, November 2006
This month: a focus on the state of museums, art galleries and other heritage organizations in Canada, including reports from Statistics Canada, the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. In addition to a summary of the Statistics Canada and CBAC reports, new data analysis by Hill Strategies Research is included in this issue of the Arts Research Monitor.
Vol. 5 No 5, October 2006
This month: an examination of recently-released statistics from Statistics Canada and the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada related to performing arts organizations and the book publishing industry. In addition to a summary of the published reports, new data analysis by Hill Strategies Research is included in this issue of the Arts Research Monitor. A presentation related to arts attendance and cultural participation is also summarized.
Vol. 5 No 4, October 2006
This month: an examination of arts management issues, including reports on young cultural managers, remuneration and employment in Quebec arts organizations, transition planning, flexible management models, and management practices in Aboriginal and culturally-diverse arts organizations.
Vol. 5 No 3, September 2006
This month:a focus on the broader nonprofit sector, including reports on donors and volunteers, an international comparison of nonprofit sectors, the economic contribution of Canada's nonprofit sector, and a potential skills strategy for the nonprofit sector.
Vol. 5 No 2, August 2006
This month: a Canadian business organization highlights the role of arts and culture in transforming communities, an American report outlines the role and impacts of dedicated artists' centres, while three Canadian reports examine the number and earnings of artists in cities, small municipalities and neighbourhoods.
Vol. 5 No 1, June 2006
This month: a focus on libraries, literacy and incomes, including a report on the importance of school libraries and teacher-librarians for student achievement as well as two Statistics Canada reports that link literacy to earnings. Other Statistics Canada reports provide information about the differences in literacy results based on geographic, demographic and technological factors.