Visual arts and heritage organizations

Volume 11 No 7 / December 12, 201212 December 2012

In this issue: A focus on the visual arts sector, including a report on the role of artist-run centres within the visual arts, a statistical summary of heritage organizations in Canada, a British report that aims to provide benchmarks regarding visual arts audiences, and a British study of socially-engaged visual arts organizations.


New Model Visual Arts Organisations & Social Engagement

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a literature review, a review of four organizations’ mandates, direct observation, and semi-structured interviews, this study examines how socially-engaged visual arts organizations in the United Kingdom “bring about change in individuals an… View this resource

National Visual Arts Benchmarking Pilot

Arts Research Monitor

Based on 11,111 on-site interviews in the summer of 2011 with visitors at 49 British art galleries, this report highlights a range of characteristics of art gallery visitors. Even with such a large number of responses, the report cautions that “given… View this resource

Heritage institutions 2010

Arts Research Monitor

Statistics Canada recently released summary data on heritage institutions in 2010, including for-profit and not-for-profit heritage organizations such as art galleries, museums, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens. Organizations that are part… View this resource

The Distinct Role of Artist-Run Centres in the Visual Arts Ecology

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a literature review, a survey of 85 organizations, in-depth interviews, and an analysis of aggregated financial and statistical information, this report examines the role and place of artist-run centre (ARCs) within the visual arts sector. T… View this resource

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