Face of the Future: A Study of Human Resource Issues in Canada’s Cultural Sector (16 Oct 2005 | Vol. 1 | No. 6)
This report, based on a literature review and 175 interviews, focuses on employment status, recruitment and retention, access to training and demand for new competencies in Canada's cultural sector.
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.
The Creative Engine: How Arts & Culture is Fueling Economic Growth in New York City Neighbourhoods (16 Oct 2005 | Vol. 1 | No. 4)
The body of the report is an examination of local cultural development issues in communities across NYC. The report also updates employment and economic impact figures for New York that were last prepared in 1992.