Arts organizations (heritage, visual arts, orchestras)

Volume 13 No 10 / March 18, 201518 March 2015

In this issue: An analysis of the situation of Canadian arts organizations, including a report on the impact of the recent economic crisis on arts organizations as well as surveys of heritage organizations, visual arts organizations, and orchestras.


Balancing the Scores: The Financial Health of Canadian Symphony Orchestras

Arts Research Monitor

This presentation examines Canadian statistics related to “Baumol’s cost disease”, which states that expenses might rise prohibitively over time in labour intensive sectors, such as the arts, “where productivity gains are limi… View this resource

The Visual Arts Landscape in Canada as Seen through CADAC, 2011-12

Arts Research Monitor

This report examines data on 243 visual arts organizations regarding their finances and activities, as reported by the organizations in their submissions to CADAC (Canadian Arts Database / Données sur les arts au Canada). The organizations include 12… View this resource

Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions: 2011

Arts Research Monitor

Starting with the 2011 data year, the Department of Canadian Heritage has assumed responsibility for surveying Canada’s heritage institutions (formerly a Statistics Canada survey). In 2011, a total of 1,269 not-for-profit heritage institutions… View this resource

The impact of the recent economic crisis on the arts

Arts Research Monitor

Based on data on 942 arts organizations from CADAC (Canadian Arts Database / Données sur les arts au Canada), this report highlights changes in the revenue streams, expenses, and net assets of arts organizations between 2007-08 and 2011-12. In the fi… View this resource

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