Aboriginal arts / Cultural diversity

Volume 11 No 3 / August 22, 201222 August 2012

In this issue: Four reports that examine the nature of Aboriginal arts and equity issues within the arts in Canada.


Equity within the Arts Ecology: Traditions and Trends

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a literature review and environmental scan, this brief synthesis examines “how equity is defined, understood, implemented and measured within the Canadian arts ecology, as well as within a broader international arts context”. The study also… View this resource

We Have to Hear their Voices: A Research Project on Aboriginal Languages and Art Practices

Arts Research Monitor

This report examines the connections between Aboriginal languages and art in Canada, based on interviews, talking circles, a survey of over 300 Aboriginal artists, a review of Canada Council application files, and other available data. The report not… View this resource

Supplementary Report on Presenting and Aboriginal Communities

Arts Research Monitor

This brief report summarizes select findings from a survey of 288 Canadian performing arts presenters. The report acknowledges that, “long before European explorers came to Canada, Aboriginal peoples had a rich, expressive artistic life including dan… View this resource

Understanding Aboriginal Arts in Canada Today

Arts Research Monitor

Based on interviews and other research information (both oral and written), this report has the goal of expanding understanding of Aboriginal art in “the mainstream art world”. The report works “with an Indigenous research methodology”, in order to i… View this resource

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