Arts Research Monitor articles, category = Economic impacts of the arts

Summary Overview

The Creative City Network of Canada commissioned a series of reports on Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities through Arts and Creativity. The summary overview of these reports sets the context: "As rural communities re-envision and reposition themselves, they are seeking to revitalize, diversity their economic base, enhance their quality of life, and reinvent themselves for new functions and roles."

Intended as a guide for artists and cultural workers in developing and managing international marketing of cultural goods and services, this site gathers resources, tips and pitfalls in reaching international buyers and audiences.
Statistics Canada provides raw data annually on trade in culture goods and services. The most recent culture services trade tables, providing data from 2006, have been analyzed by Hill Strategies Research for this issue of the Arts Research Monitor.
Statistics Canada provides raw data annually on trade in culture goods and services. Hill Strategies Research has analyzed the most recent culture goods trade tables for this issue of the Arts Research Monitor.
This 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 Board's macroeconomic models of the Canadian economy. The report indicates that "the cultural sector of Canada's economy will be hit harder by the global recession than the overall Canadian economy".
Statistics Canada's Satellite Account of Nonprofit Institutions and Volunteering provides information on the economic size and scope of the non-profit sector in 2005. The non-profit sector "exceeded the value added of the entire retail trade industry, and came close to the value added of the mining, oil and gas extraction industry".
This report outlines the nature of the emerging creative economy, where "human creativity is a defining feature of contemporary life". The report identifies four "critical success factors in building a successful creative economy": (1) leadership and participation; (2) infrastructure; (3) awareness and education; and (4) investment and policy.
For Ontario to become a "world leader in the creative age", this report argues that building prosperity for all Ontarians will require "drawing more broadly on the creative skills of our people and workforce, developing stronger clustered industries, and harnessing the creative potential of current and future generations".
Compendium of Research Papers
The International Forum on the Creative Economy, a two-day forum in Gatineau, Quebec in March 2008, provides "evidence on the current and future economic forces and trends impacting the innovation, creative, and knowledge-based economies".

Statistics Canada's Satellite Account of Nonprofit Institutions and Volunteering provides information on the economic size and scope of the non-profit sector. Overall, the non-profit sector's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was $83 billion in 2004, or about 7% of Canada's total GDP. (The measure of economic activity in this report differs substantially from the methodology used in estimates of the cultural sector's economic impact.)