Arts and culture funding and finances

Volume 12 No 7 / November 13, 201313 November 2013

In this issue: Summaries of three recent reports that examine direct and indirect spending on culture by provincial, territorial, and municipal governments. Also included is a report on broader trends in the not-for-profit sector, based on a national survey of charity leaders.


Flat-lined but Still Alive

Arts Research Monitor

This report, based on an analysis of budget information from each province and territory, provides a summary of cultural spending in 2012-13 by each provincial and territorial government, along with a brief analysis of overall trends.The report recog… View this resource

Indirect Cultural Investments in Five Large Canadian Cities

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of and follow-up interviews with cultural staff members in five large cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal), this report provides a brief summary of indirect supports provided to the cultural sector. The report… View this resource

Municipal spending on culture in Quebec in 2011

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of Quebec municipalities (including all 10 cities with populations of at least 100,000), this report indicates that Quebec municipalities spent $812 million on culture in 2011, a 9.6% increase from 2010 and a 29.1% increase from 200… View this resource

Sector Monitor vol. 3 no 2

Arts Research Monitor

Based on an online survey with 1,909 respondents between November 2012 and January 2013 (representing leaders from many different types of charitable organizations), this report provides a broad overview of the current situation of the not-for-profit… View this resource

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