Local arts and culture statistics

Volume 15 No 10 / March 29, 201729 March 2017

In this issue: Four Canadian projects that examine local data related to the arts, culture, and heritage, including benchmarks of local cultural spending, an assessment of the state of local infrastructure, as well as local reports on arts participation, arts investment, artists, and disaster recovery.


Arts Impact Measurement Project

Arts Research Monitor

Two recent reports about the arts and culture in the Alberta Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (i.e., Fort McMurray and area) resulted from three research streams: 1) a telephone survey of a representative sample of local residents; 2) an interne… View this resource

Ottawa Insights: Arts and Culture

Arts Research Monitor

The Ottawa Insights series examines key data related to various “themes” that are important to local quality of life, including the arts and culture. The report argues that “a strong local arts, culture and recreation scene is part… View this resource

Canadian Infrastructure Report Card

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of 120 municipalities, this report examines the state of municipally-owned infrastructure in seven sectors: buildings; sport and recreation facilities; roads and bridges; transit; potable water; wastewater; and stormwater. The build… View this resource

2015 Performance Measurement Report

Arts Research Monitor

Based on municipal submissions that have been reviewed by their peers, this report compares municipal expenses related to 36 service areas, one of which is culture. While 15 municipalities participated in the initiative, only eight reported data on t… View this resource

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