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

Canada Council for the Arts Strategic Plan 2008-11: Values and Directions

This Strategic Plan, released in early October, "sets out the values and directions that will guide the Canada Council for the Arts over the next three to five years". The Council established five core directions...

Executive Summary of the Online Survey Report

This report and the accompanying Executive Summary, prepared by Hill Strategies Research, provide an analysis of the 1,182 responses to the Canada Council's online survey regarding its strategic plan. The responses were received in May and June 2007.

Part 1 - Stakeholder Discussions

This report, prepared by Canada Council staff, summarizes discussions with four stakeholder groups: national arts service organizations; arts funders in other jurisdictions; young artists and arts administrators; and other selected organizations with an interest in the arts and in the Council's work.

Results of a National Survey
Based on a survey of 990 businesses in the fall of 2005, supplemented by two focus group sessions and 22 interviews, this report provides information about the types of organizations supported by employee volunteering, business benefits and challenges related to employee volunteering, the number of businesses that support employee volunteering, and how this support is provided.
A Guide for the Arts: How to Approach a Potential Business Sponsor
Designed for arts organizations, this brief guide to business partnerships outlines partnership benefits for businesses, how to find business partners, and key messages to convey.
Findings from a Qualitative Study of Current Practices
Based on a literature review and roundtable discussions with 47 business representatives in late 2006, this "exploratory investigation of the community investment activities of Canadian businesses" summarizes the practices and challenges, from a business perspective, related to business donations and community investment.

This report examines flexible management models for artists, collectives and small arts organizations, based on a literature review, funding program information as well as discussions with arts agency staff, arts foundation staff, artists, arts organizations, agents and producers.

Although awkwardly translated from the original French, this report contains important information about the management practices and the overall state of Aboriginal and culturally-diverse arts organizations in Canada.

Based primarily on a literature review, interviews with the Canada Council's subcommittee on legacy, transition and succession, and interviews with other Council staff, this report highlights the situation of arts organizations regarding legacy, transition and succession.
Constats du CALQ Numéro 11
This French-language report profiles the situation of 329 arts organizations receiving support from Quebec's provincial arts funder, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Two main human resource challenges are highlighted: high levels of temporary employment and low levels of remuneration.