Resources, tag = culture

Please submit brief proposals by December 12

As part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, Kelly Hill will conduct four presentations in 2015 for no speaking fee. The speaking fee (covering preparation time) is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council in conjunction with their funding of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series. Presenting organizations must pay for Kelly’s travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the event. Brief proposals will be accepted until 5 PM Eastern time on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Please submit brief proposals by January 31

As part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, Kelly Hill will conduct four presentations in 2013-14 for no speaking / preparation fee. The speaking fee (covering preparation time) is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council in conjunction with their funding of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series. Presenting organizations must pay for Kelly’s travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the event. Brief proposals will be accepted until 5 PM Eastern time on Friday, January 31, 2014

A Preliminary Analysis

This report summarizes a recent research process into the indirect cultural investments in five large Canadian cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montréal. The report is based on a survey of cultural staff members in the five cities as well as follow-up interviews. The following nine elements were considered for inclusion as indirect cultural investments:

  1. Below-market or nominal rent
  2. Property tax rebates / exemptions (whether through local decision-making or provincial statutes)
  3. Free or below-market rates for advertising on city structures (e.g., bus shelters, buildings, etc.)
  4. In-kind services for festivals, special events, film, etc. (e.g., permits, fire, police, EMS, waste management, transit, etc.)
  5. Heritage conservation incentives (indirect / non-monetary)
  6. Density bonusing (i.e., allowing higher building density in return for community benefits)
  7. Community use agreements / public use of private spaces (e.g., a re-zoning condition allowing for cultural use of private space at a nominal rent)
  8. Modified planning regulations to support cultural sector (with no direct financial implications)
  9. Loan or line-of-credit guarantees by the city
1.4 million Canadians volunteer for or donate to cultural organizations

Many arts and culture organizations in Canada are organized as not-for-profit organizations and rely on individuals to donate time or money in order to help achieve their mandates. This report highlights the volunteer time and financial donations given to Canadian arts and culture organizations. About 1.4 million Canadians volunteered for or donated to arts and culture organizations (or did both) in 2010. This represents 5.1% of Canadians 15 or older.

Connections between Cultural Activities and Health, Volunteering, Satisfaction with Life, and Other Social Indicators in 2010

This report examines whether connections exist between Canadians’ cultural activities and their personal well-being. The data in the report show that there is a strong connection between cultural activities and indicators of health and well-being (such as health, mental health, volunteering, feeling stressed, and overall satisfaction with life).