Cultural facilities / infrastructure

Volume 10 No 8 / February 1, 20121 February 2012

In this issue: Summaries of four reports on the situation of cultural facilities and infrastructure, including a survey of arts facility needs in Ontario, an American study of “creative placemaking”, a survey of technology adoption in North American arts organizations, as well as a Quebec report aimed at developing standards for municipal provision of cultural facilities.


Municipal cultural infrastructure: Terminology, classification and current state

Arts Research Monitor

This report is intended as a first step in identifying norms and standards for municipal provision of cultural facilities. The report argues that cultural infrastructure “plays an important role in the quality of life of citizens”, local economic hea… View this resource

Arts & I.T. : Technology Adoption and Implementation in Arts Organizations

Arts Research Monitor

This survey of 466 North American arts organizations from a range of disciplines, including over 100 Canadian respondents, examines how the organizations use, implement and plan for technology. Overall, responding organizations indicated that they ar… View this resource

Creative Placemaking

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a literature review and several case studies, this report examines culture-led placemaking and “its contributions to livability, economic revitalization, creative entrepreneurship, and cultural industries”. The study indicates that creative… View this resource

Facility Needs Assessment Update Survey

Arts Research Monitor

This survey, conducted in the fall of 2009, covers topics such as arts organizations’ access to facilities, facility ownership structure, age, condition, need for upgrades, planned capital expenditures, and knowledge of capital financing options. The… View this resource

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