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Volume 6 No 6 / November 15, 200715 November 2007

In this issue: Three recent studies examine data on the arts and culture in Canadian communities, including local cultural employment and spending on government-owned infrastructure (including cultural infrastructure).


Culture Employment in a North American Context, 1981 to 2001

Arts Research Monitor

This report compares cultural employment in Canada and the United States using 21 occupation groups from the Canadian and American censuses. This extremely narrow definition of cultural employment (much narrower than the 48 occupations used in the St… View this resource

Towards a Geography of Culture: Culture Occupations Across the Canadian Urban-Rural Divide

Arts Research Monitor

This report examines cultural employment in many rural and urban communities using 48 occupational groups from the 2001 Census. This definition, based on Statistics Canada’s Canadian Framework for Cultural Statistics, includes occupations in the lite… View this resource

From Road to Rinks: Government Spending on Infrastructure in Canada, 1961 to 2005

Arts Research Monitor

This report examines spending on government-owned infrastructure, including cultural infrastructure. A key conclusion of the report is that recent growth in spending on various types of infrastructure “has not been strong enough to prevent more and m… View this resource

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