Government expenditures on culture / Museums and art galleries / Performing arts organizations

Volume: 7 Issue: 7

Legacy ID (armUID): 
1122
In this issue: five recent reports that examine data on Canada's cultural sector, including government spending on culture, the financial situation of museums and art galleries, as well as the financial health of performing arts organizations. In addition to a summary of the published reports, new data analysis by Hill Strategies Research is included in this issue of the Arts Research Monitor.
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Articles

  • In 2005-06, governments spent $7.8 billion on culture, excluding transfers between different levels of government. This represents a 1% increase over 2004-05, after adjusting for inflation.
  • Catalogue no. 87F0002XIE
    Statistics Canada's 2006 heritage institutions survey provides detailed statistics about non-profit and for-profit heritage organizations. Total revenues were $1.05 billion for all heritage organizations in 2006, a 1.3% increase from 2005 (not adjusted for inflation).
  • This report from Hill Strategies Research shows that public museums and art galleries generate increasing amounts from non-government sources. However, the report also finds that government revenues continue to represent the largest share of total revenues.

  • Catalogue no. 87F0003XIE
    Statistics Canada's 2006 performing arts survey provides detailed statistics about non-profit and for-profit theatre, musical theatre, dinner theatre, opera, dance, musical groups and others. Total revenues were $1.2 billion for all performing arts groups in 2006, a 0.6% decrease from 2005 (not adjusted for inflation).
  • This report from Hill Strategies Research finds that, on average, performing arts organizations generate $2.70 in revenues for every dollar received from governments. The report also shows that fundraising revenues grew the most between 1996-97 and 2006-07.