Arts attendance, participation and public perception

Volume 9 No 3 / October 6, 20106 October 2010

In this issue: A summary of four major statistical reports, including a Canadian survey of arts participation and public perception of the arts, a Canadian index of leisure and culture, an American arts index, and an American survey of arts participation.


2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts

Arts Research Monitor

The National Endowment for the Arts’ 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts collected data about the arts activities of more than 18,000 Americans 18 years of age and older. The Endowment called the 2008 results “disappointing”, because “a s… View this resource

National Arts Index

Arts Research Monitor

This report from Americans for the Arts synthesizes 76 national indicators into one simple index for the arts in 2008. A product of four years of research and development, the study also tracks the 76 indicators back to 1998, providing an examination… View this resource

Canadian Index of Wellbeing

Arts Research Monitor

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing aims to “create a single, composite index for measuring the wellbeing of Canadians that serves as an alternative to traditional and economic-based measures such as the Gross Domestic Product. The index has eight domain… View this resource

The Arts and Heritage in Canada – Access and Availability 2007

Arts Research Monitor

Prepared for the Department of Canadian Heritage by Phoenix Strategic Perspectives, this report contains some interesting insights into the arts in Canada and some information that is not available through Statistics Canada’s arts participation surve… View this resource

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