Arts attendance and participation

Volume 12 No 10 / March 19, 201419 March 2014

In this issue: A focus on arts attendance and participation, including a Canadian study of arts attendance by diverse audiences, a report on cultural participation by Aboriginal children, a landmark American report on arts attendance, and an examination of whether Canadians are interested in reading Canadian content.


Diversity and Arts Attendance by Canadians in 2010

Arts Research Monitor

Based on the 2010 General Social Survey of 7,502 Canadians 15 years of age or older, this report examines arts attendance by eight “diverse” demographic groups:Visible minority Canadians.First-generation immigrants.Aboriginal people.Canad… View this resource

Participation in sports and cultural activities among Aboriginal children and youth

Arts Research Monitor

This study, published in 2010 in the now-discontinued Canadian Social Trends, examines cultural and sports participation by off-reserve Aboriginal children between 6 and 14 years of age, based on the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (a survey with 11,9… View this resource

How a Nation Engages with Art: Highlights from the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts

Arts Research Monitor

The National Endowment for the Arts' 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts collected data about the arts activities of more than 37,000 Americans 18 years of age and older. Some key participation figures in the report include:71% of Ame… View this resource

Canadians Reading Canadians

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of 1,005 English-speaking Canadians 18 years of age or older who had bought a book during the month prior to the survey (which was conducted between July and September of 2012), this report finds that only 24% knew that they had rea… View this resource

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