Local and regional cultural statistics and resources

Volume 17 No 2 / May 23, 201823 May 2018

In this issue: Three Canadian reports that examine local data related to the arts, culture, and heritage, including benchmarks of local cultural spending and non-monetary supports, as well as an Australian framework for local cultural planning.


Framework for Cultural Development Planning

Arts Research Monitor

“Intended to contribute to more effective practice in cultural development planning”, this online resource is based on research into municipal cultural services as well as trials “with local government in various area of Australia t… View this resource

Municipal spending on culture in Quebec in 2015

Arts Research Monitor

Quebec’s cultural observatory provides an annual summary of a survey of municipalities regarding their spending on the arts, culture, and heritage, including: libraries; arts and letters; heritage, public art and design; cultural festivals and… View this resource

2016 Performance Measurement Report

Arts Research Monitor

Noting that, “in today’s environment, there is an expectation that governments measure their performance”, this report compares 173 measures of municipal activities in 36 service areas in 2016, one of which is culture. Overall, 15 m… View this resource

Indirect Cultural Investments in Saskatoon in 2016

Arts Research Monitor

This report summarizes non-financial supports provided by eight Canadian municipalities to the cultural sector in 2016, based on in-depth discussions and a survey of cultural staff members in the municipalities, which included District of Sechelt (B…. View this resource

Other Resources

Recent Resources
All archives by date