Arts attendance and COVID-19

Volume 19 No 2 / September 9, 20209 September 2020

In this issue: Insights into the potential return of audiences to cultural activities, based on recent Canadian reports. Note: There are many more Canadian reports on this topic than could be included in this issue, as well as many interesting international studies. Priority was given to the most reliable and most recent Canadian reports at the time of writing.


Arts Response Tracking Survey

Arts Research Monitor

Conducted in mid-May, this survey reached a total of 1,001 Canadians 18 years or older, with an overall margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The survey results are broken down into culture-goers who had attended different… View this resource

COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor – Ontario

Arts Research Monitor

This report summarizes 11,295 survey responses collected in mid-June via the mailing lists of 83 Ontario-based arts organizations that received operating support from the Ontario Arts Council. As is the case for all surveys where people self-select w… View this resource

The New Experience Economy: The Intersection of Arts, Culture, Sports & Recreation in a Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Environment

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of 1,348 Alberta residents (18 years of age or older) between May 21 and June 2, this report examines “attitudes and behaviours towards social and group activities” in the coming months “in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, tou… View this resource

Entertainment Barometer: Segmentation of entertainment consumers in Quebec in times of COVID-19

Arts Research Monitor

Conducted between June 16 and 30, this survey reached a total of 1,009 Quebec residents 18 years or older who had purchased tickets from for “shows, festivals and events across Quebec” during the past 3 years. As noted in the repor… View this resource

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