Museums, Galleries, Visual Arts and Heritage

Volume: 5 Issue: 6

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1080
This month: a focus on the state of museums, art galleries and other heritage organizations in Canada, including reports from Statistics Canada, the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. In addition to a summary of the Statistics Canada and CBAC reports, new data analysis by Hill Strategies Research is included in this issue of the Arts Research Monitor.
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Articles

  • Catalogue no. 87F0002XIE
    This is the first release of a new Statistics Canada heritage institutions survey, highlighting the operating finances of over 600 heritage organizations in 2004. Total revenues were $1.05 billion for all heritage organizations in 2004, including $946 million for non-profit organizations (90% of the total) and $102 million for the for-profit organizations (10%). Museums (other than art galleries) represent the largest share of revenues in the heritage sector, accounting for about 45% of total revenues, followed by art galleries (23%), zoos and botanical gardens (22%) and historic and heritage sites (10%).
  • This survey from the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada highlights the situation of public museums and art galleries in 2004-05. The 98 museums and galleries responding to the CBAC survey include 43 public art galleries, 41 public museums, 10 university-affiliated art galleries or museums, and 4 artist-run centres.
  • This report, prepared by Hill Strategies Research for the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, provides detailed data regarding art gallery activities, artistic programs, admissions, attendance, collections, arts education activities, workforce, capital funding and operating finances. A total of 39 art galleries from 29 Ontario municipalities reported data for 2003, and an historical comparison with 1993 data is also provided based on 21 galleries reporting in both years.
  • This report, prepared by Hill Strategies Research for the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, provides a qualitative complement to the quantitative analysis of A Statistical Profile of Art Galleries in Ontario. The report attempts to provide insights into the situation of public art galleries in Ontario. The report allows art galleries to identify similarities and differences in their operations with the 15 galleries that were interviewed for the project.