Arts Research Monitor articles, category = Organizational planning, management, governance & marketing

This report summarizes the results of three forums in Ontario (Brockville, Chatham and Minett / Muskoka) about municipal cultural planning. The forums were designed to "build awareness of the value and economic development opportunity" presented by cultural planning, to demonstrate community examples and success stories, as well as to identify tools and barriers in implementing municipal cultural planning.
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.
Fact Sheet

This brief fact sheet notes that there is a rich tradition of creativity and artistic ability in Inuit communities, with many artists blending "traditional knowledge with modern-day techniques". "Elements of mixed cultural experiences meld with traditional Inuit culture to form a new and exciting genre of Inuit art."

Fact Sheet
This brief fact sheet notes that "artistic expression is at the heart of Aboriginal culture". The fact sheet reminds us that there is not a single, uniform Aboriginal culture or art. "There has always been a great diversity of Aboriginal cultures and languages."
Report on Consultations
Based on a series of consultations in 2007 with Aboriginal artists, arts administrators, elders, youth and other community members, this report attempts "to better understand the specificities of Aboriginal art practices; to explore the impact of the arts within Aboriginal communities; to investigate the impact of Aboriginal arts in Canada and internationally; and to generate interest in research related to Aboriginal arts".
Based on an "applied research forum" in February 2008 involving Aboriginal leaders, this report explores "the realities of Aboriginal arts administration in Canada and the needs for training and professional development in the field". Topics explored at the forum include governance, public institutions, administration, financial management and community liaison.
Based on a national survey of 218 arts organizations, this report provides data about salary levels for 21 management and administrative positions in Canadian non-profit arts organizations in 2008. Unfortunately, the report does not provide an estimate of the margin of error, given the number of survey respondents. This is a major limitation on any interpretation of the results.
Based on telephone discussions in January 2009 with 100 non-profit organizations in Ontario (including 23 cultural organizations), this report highlights key challenges and coping strategies for non-profit organizations in the current recession. The main finding of the study is that there is a "heightened sense of anxiety about funding and organizational stability, even survival, over the next two or three years".
Some Theoretical Elaborations and Practical Consequences
Motivation, ability and opportunity are three key pre-requisites to cultural attendance. This paper examines how arts organizations can better understand and use these three concepts in their audience development work.
This report "attempts to define and measure how audiences are transformed by a live performance". Despite arguments to the contrary, the report finds that "intrinsic impacts can be measured". Some of the potential intrinsic impacts examined in the report include "captivation, intellectual stimulation, emotional resonance, spiritual value, aesthetic growth and social bonding".