Audience engagement / Heritage organizations

Volume: 10 Issue: 4

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In this issue: A focus on audience engagement across arts disciplines as well as key statistics on heritage organizations, including art galleries, museums, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens.
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  • Results from a 2011 Province-wide Study of the Arts Engagement Patterns of Ontario Adults

    This report is based on a survey of 1,594 Ontario adults covering their personal practice, attendance and media-based consumption of 45 different arts activities. The report challenges "the arts community and its funders to consider the totality of engagement when looking to increase participation" and concludes that "increasing arts engagement in Ontario will require making new connections between different parts of the ecosystem and tapping into deep veins of cultural value".

  • Statistics Canada recently released data on heritage institutions in 2009, including for-profit and not-for-profit heritage organizations such as art galleries, museums, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens. The total revenues of all heritage organizations were $1.2 billion in 2009, a 3.1% increase from 2008.

  • (La fréquentation des institutions muséales au Québec en 2010, Optique culture, no 4)

    The 431 Quebec museums, interpretive centres and exhibition spaces (excluding artist-run centres) responding to this survey had total attendance of 12.8 million in 2010, the highest level since the Observatoire began collecting such statistics in 2003. This number includes relatively large off-site attendance at Montreal museum events in public places in 2010. Excluding off-site exhibitions, total attendance was 11.9 million in 2010. This is close to the average for the past five years.