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.
Competing for Talent: Implications for Social and Cultural Policy in Canadian City-Regions
Devoted to the debate over the "creative class" theories of Richard Florida, this issue attempts to review the most salient reports and articles from supporters, followers and detractors of the creative class theories, with a particular focus on Canadian implications.
ArtFacts, Volume 8, No. 1
The donors report (http://www.hillstrategies.com/resources_details.php?resUID=1000032) shows that 451,000 Canadians 15 years of age or older made direct financial donations worth about $47.9 million to arts and culture organizations in 2000. A separate report on volunteers (http://www.hillstrategies.com/resources_details.php?resUID=1000030) shows that 351,000 Canadians 15 years of age or older volunteered for arts and culture organizations in Canada in 2000.
Prepared by Decima Research Inc. for the Department of Canadian Heritage
This report shows that over 9.1 million Canadians 15 years of age or older, or 37.6% of Canadians in this age range, attended a live, professional performing arts event in 1998.
Competing on Creativity: Placing Ontario’s Cities in a North American Context (16 Oct 2005 | Vol. 1 | No. 6)
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.
What Makes an Arts Capital?: Quantifying a City’s Cultural Environment (16 Oct 2005 | Vol. 1 | No. 4)
Many communities claim to be an "arts capital". What does this term really mean? Using data for 20 US metropolitan areas, this article proposes measures for the quantity, health and quality of a city's not-for-profit arts and culture sector.
Austin’s Economic Future: The Intersection of Innovation, Creativity and Quality of Life (16 Oct 2005 | Vol. 1 | No. 4)
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.