Digital technologies and the arts

Volume 12 No 8 / January 22, 201422 January 2014

In this issue: A focus on the application of digital technologies in the arts, including reports on the use of digital technologies by arts and culture organizations, online cultural consumption by Canadians 65 and older, and trends in Canadians’ communications habits.


Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies

Arts Research Monitor

Between May and July 2012, the Pew Internet and American Life Project surveyed 1,258 arts organizations that had received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts between 2007 and 2011. The survey results cover the use, benefits, and challeng… View this resource

Digital Culture: How arts and cultural organisations in England use technology

Arts Research Monitor

This survey of 891 English arts and culture organizations, conducted in the summer of 2013, examines the organizations’ digital activities, impacts of digital technologies, and the barriers to further digital utilization. This is the baseline y… View this resource

Consumption of culture by older Canadians on the Internet

Arts Research Monitor

This article, based on the 2010 General Social Survey and the 2010 Canadian Internet Use Survey, finds that there is still a substantial gap in online media consumption between younger Canadians and those 65 or older in terms of internet use, music d… View this resource

Communications Monitoring Report (2013)

Arts Research Monitor

This report highlights key statistics on communications in Canada, based on a number of different sources. In 2012, Canadian households spent an average of $185 per month on communications services, including wireline, wireless, TV, and internet comm… View this resource

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