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

These four Statistics Canada products examine the culture sector's contribution to Gross Domestic Product and employment in various Canadian jurisdictions.

Developed as part of the Voluntary Sector Initiative, the Satellite Account of Nonprofit Institutions and Volunteering is a new and permanent feature of Canada's standard economic accounts, providing information on the economic size and scope, revenue sources, expenditures, volunteer activity, and paid labour in the nonprofit sector.
Ann Markusen, Greg Schrock and Martina Cameron, University of Minnesota

The Artistic Dividend Revisited updates Markusen's 2003 study on The Artistic Dividend (see Arts Research Monitor Vol. 2 No 5) by providing information from the 2000 U.S. Census on arts occupation clusters (performing artists, visual artists, writers and musicians) and the location decision-making of artists.

To help artists, arts organizations, board members and other cultural supporters make the case for the arts and culture, the Canada Council has prepared an advocacy resource kit, available online in html, pdf or MS-Word format.
These web resources compiled by the Canadian Conference of the Arts provide information and statistics to help artists and cultural workers demonstrate the value of the arts and culture in Canada.
Prepared for the Ontario Trillium Foundation by Hill Strategies Research Inc.
The two fact sheets in this series highlight the economic impacts of 97 of Ontario's festivals and events, including non-profit organizations involved in culture, sports, recreation and community-based initiatives.
This discussion paper, prepared for a June conference in London (U.K.), argues that more attention must be paid to "the fundamental contribution that cultural institutions can make to our quality of life at the deepest level", rather than instrumental arguments based on the economic, social, psychological, personal and civic impacts of the arts.
Exploratory research articulates how artists' contributions to regional economies constitute an "artistic dividend" – increased economic vitality thanks to artistic activity in a region – a return on current artistic activity and a "product of long-term commitments by philanthropists, patrons and the public sector to regional arts organizations, arts education and individual artists".
In this report, Richard Florida and collaborators apply the analysis from his popular 2002 book The Rise of the Creative Class to Canada, with particular emphasis on Ontario.
Any report that recommends to keep a community "weird" is at least worth a glance. This report on economic development in Austin, Texas – the self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World" –embraces culture as an economic engine.