Arts Research Monitor articles, category = Arts funding & finances

This report, based on a survey of 89 performing arts organizations in the spring of 2009, examines the financial implications of the recession on theatres, orchestras, operas and dance companies in Canada. Unfortunately, the report does not provide an estimate of the margin of error, given the number of survey respondents.
Based on a survey of 259 publicly-funded non-profit organizations in June 2009, this study examines the impacts of the recession on Quebec-based cultural organizations. The main findings of the study include: the expectation of a significant decrease in private-sector revenues; differing results by discipline regarding earned revenues; and larger impacts being felt by larger cultural organizations.
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 recently released Canada-level data on heritage institutions in 2007. The total revenues of all heritage organizations were $1.2 billion in 2007, a 14% increase from 2004 (not adjusted for inflation).

Statistics Canada recently released a very brief text overview and summary data of performing arts organizations in 2007. Total revenues were $1.2 billion for all performing arts groups in 2007, a 2.8% increase from 2006 (not adjusted for inflation).

Statistics Canada recently released a brief overview and data regarding government spending on culture in 2006-07. In 2006-07, governments spent $8.2 billion on culture, excluding transfers between different levels of government. This represents a 5% increase from 2003-04 after adjusting for inflation.

This site is an invaluable resource regarding cultural policies and programs in European countries, as well as a few other countries around the world (including Canada). The site contains information about policy objectives, current issues, cultural institutions, cultural financing, governance structures, legal provisions, support to creativity, cultural participation, arts education, diversity and intercultural dialogue.

This report from Hill Strategies Research finds that, on average, performing arts organizations generate $2.70 in revenues for every dollar received from governments. The report also shows that fundraising revenues grew the most between 1996-97 and 2006-07.

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Statistics Canada's 2006 performing arts survey provides detailed statistics about non-profit and for-profit theatre, musical theatre, dinner theatre, opera, dance, musical groups and others. Total revenues were $1.2 billion for all performing arts groups in 2006, a 0.6% decrease from 2005 (not adjusted for inflation).

This report from Hill Strategies Research shows that public museums and art galleries generate increasing amounts from non-government sources. However, the report also finds that government revenues continue to represent the largest share of total revenues.