Impacts of the Recession on the Cultural Sector

Volume 8 No 7 / December 16, 200916 December 2009

In this issue: A number of recent reports, using quite different methodologies and with different timing, have examined the effects of the recession on the cultural sector in Canada and elsewhere. The main consensus of these reports appears to be that endowments, foundations and business-related funding sources are probably the hardest hit by the recession.


Global financial crisis and recession: Impact on the arts

Arts Research Monitor

This study is based on a survey of 14 members of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) in December 2008 and January 2009. Most IFACCA member organizations are national arts councils and ministries of culture. At… View this resource

Our Fiscal Performance

Arts Research Monitor

This report, based on a survey of 89 performing arts organizations in the spring of 2009, examines the financial implications of the recession on theatres, orchestras, operas and dance companies in Canada. Unfortunately, the report does not provide a… View this resource

L’Économie des arts en temps de crise

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of 259 publicly-funded non-profit organizations in June 2009, this study examines the impacts of the recession on Quebec-based cultural organizations. The margin of error of the data is +/- 5%, 19 times out of 20. Expected impacts a… View this resource

The Effect of the Global Economic Recession on Canada’s Creative Economy in 2009

Arts Research Monitor

Unlike other reports that rely on a new survey of cultural groups, the report includes an estimate of the overall revenues and net value-added of the cultural sector, largely based on Statistics Canada’s discipline-based reports and the Conference Bo… View this resource

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