Arts Research Monitor

The Arts Research Monitor, created by Hill Strategies Research in 2002, provides synopses of qualitative and quantitative research findings in the arts and culture. The Monitor should be useful to artists, arts managers, funders, policy makers, researchers and others with an interest in learning more about the arts and culture. The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

17 October 2005
In an effort to facilitate access to cultural data, Statistics Canada has made a wide range of survey data available online for free. Site users can access culture surveys, data and analysis from Statistics Canada's Culture Statistics Program. Topics include government spending on culture, international cultural trade, as well as sectoral information on, for example, the performing arts, heritage institutions, film and video, movie theatres, and book and periodical publishing.
17 October 2005
The donors report (http://www.hillstrategies.com/resources_details.php?resUID=1000032) shows that 451,000 Canadians 15 years of age or older made direct financial donations worth about $47.9 million to arts and culture organizations in 2000. A separate report on volunteers (http://www.hillstrategies.com/resources_details.php?resUID=1000030) shows that 351,000 Canadians 15 years of age or older volunteered for arts and culture organizations in Canada in 2000.