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Culture in small and rural communities

Volume 8 No 9 / February 17, 201017 February 2010

In this issue: A number of recent reports have examined how the arts can contribute to the quality of life as well as the social and economic well-being of small and rural communities. These reports have also examined factors that attract artists or contribute to the vitality of the arts in small and rural communities.

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Artists in Small and Rural Municipalities in Canada

Arts Research Monitor

This report provides an analysis of artists residing in small and rural municipalities in Canada. “Small and rural” municipalities are defined as those municipalities with fewer than 50,000 residents. Artists include actors, choreographers, craftspeo… View this resource

Economies in Transition: Leveraging Cultural Assets for Prosperity

Arts Research Monitor

This report summarizes the results of three forums in Ontario (Brockville, Chatham and Minett / Muskoka) about municipal cultural planning. The forums were designed to “build awareness of the value and economic development opportunity” presented by c… View this resource

Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities through Arts and Culture

Arts Research Monitor

The literature review in the Creative City Network of Canada series of reports on Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities through Arts and Creativity examines the nature of cultural activity in rural communities, the community context for arts… View this resource

Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities through Arts and Culture

Arts Research Monitor

The Creative City Network of Canada commissioned a series of reports on Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities through Arts and Creativity. The summary overview of these reports sets the context: “As rural communities re-envision and repositio… View this resource

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