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Vol. 2 No 10, April 2004
Devoted to the debate over the "creative class" theories of Richard Florida, this issue attempts to review the most salient reports and articles from supporters, followers and detractors of the creative class theories, with a particular focus on Canadian implications.
Vol. 3 No 10, April 2005
The concept of creativity, as applied to people, classes, neighbourhoods and cities, has been thrust into the limelight by the success of Richard Florida's book The Rise of the Creative Class. In this context, the arts, culture, creativity and innovation are receiving significant attention from economic development and urban planning spheres. But what does a creative city look like? How do artists and cultural organizations contribute to this urban ecology? This issue of the Arts Research Monitor attempts to synthesize a variety of reports on the topic of creative people, classes, neighbourhoods and cities.
Vol. 4 No 10, March 2006
This month: two Canadian reports on government arts funding and two American reports that highlight the impacts of arts education in a range of arts disciplines and provide tips on how to frame a communications strategy regarding arts education.
Vol. 5 No 10, March 2007
This month: a focus on business contributions to the arts and other non-profit organizations in Canada, including a report on the donation practices of businesses, a guide for arts organizations in seeking business sponsorships, and a survey of business support for employee volunteers.
Vol. 6 No 10, March 2008
This special issue of the Arts Research Monitor provides a brief summary of some key issues explored at the Visual Arts Summit, held in Ottawa from November 25 to 27, 2007. The first gathering of its kind since 1941, over 450 people assembled to engage in discussions about the visual arts in Canada. Participants included artists, collectors, art dealers, arts writers, publishers, art historians, teachers, critics, curators, corporate leaders, arts service organizations and public sector funders. A more thorough summary of the Summit proceedings, prepared for the Canadian Museums Association and the Summit partners by Hill Strategies Research, will be available in the spring of 2008.
Vol. 7 No 10, March 2009
In this issue: A number of recent reports have examined the situation of artists. This issue of the Arts Research Monitor reviews five reports from Canada and the U.S. concerning the number of artists, their earnings and other characteristics of artists' working lives.
Vol. 8 No 10, March 2010
In this issue: A review of recent studies that examine audience engagement, including a report on the importance of engaging audiences and two studies of engagement practices in dance.
Vol. 9 No 10, March 2011
In this issue: A focus on human resource issues, including two reports on the overall cultural sector and a study of the situation of mid-career dancers.
Vol. 10 No 10, March 2012
In this issue: Four reports highlighting the situation of arts attendance and participation at the provincial and local levels, including Quebec performing arts attendance, New Brunswickers' engagement with the arts, a report on the arts, culture and heritage activities of residents in each province, as well as a report that highlights some local performing arts participation data.
Vol. 11 No 10, March 2013

In this issue: Canadian and American research into the links between the arts, culture, tourism, local planning, facilities, and well-being.

Vol. 12 No 10, March 2014

In this issue: A focus on arts attendance and participation, including a Canadian study of arts attendance by diverse audiences, a report on cultural participation by Aboriginal children, a landmark American report on arts attendance, and an examination of whether Canadians are interested in reading Canadian content.

Vol. 13 No 10, March 2015

In this issue: An analysis of the situation of Canadian arts organizations, including a report on the impact of the recent economic crisis on arts organizations as well as surveys of heritage organizations, visual arts organizations, and orchestras.

Vol. 14 No 10, March 2016

In this issue: Results of Canadian surveys on volunteers, donors and charities, including a survey of trust in charities, a study of arts and culture volunteers and donors, and two Statistics Canada articles on volunteers and donors in all types of not-for-profit organizations.

Vol. 15 No 10, March 2017

In this issue: Four Canadian projects that examine local data related to the arts, culture, and heritage, including benchmarks of local cultural spending, an assessment of the state of local infrastructure, as well as local reports on arts participation, arts investment, artists, and disaster recovery.

Vol. 2 No 9, April 2004
In Vol. 2, No. 9: A report on the status of women in theatre, two articles on dance programs and participation, and a document outlining a framework for increasing arts participation.
Vol. 3 No 9, March 2005
Volume 3, no 9 highlights four recent Statistics Canada products related to the culture sector's direct contribution to Gross Domestic Product and employment in various Canadian jurisdictions. Links to a few other recent economic impact studies are also provided.
Vol. 4 No 9, February 2006
This month: a focus on arts advocacy and the impacts of the arts, including Canadian and American guides to making the case for the arts, a Scottish resource on the impacts of the arts, as well as Canadian and Australian reports on the links between the arts, health and wellbeing.
Vol. 5 No 9, February 2007
This month: a focus on communities and culture, including the report of a federal committee on cities and communities, a Saskatchewan briefing note on communities and culture, a presentation about the cultural development of Kitchener-Waterloo, and an American report on indicators of local cultural vitality.
Vol. 6 No 9, February 2008
In this issue: a number of Canadian reports related to reading, publishing and literacy, including a detailed profile of the retail book market, an examination of demographic and cultural factors involved in book reading, statistics regarding youth literacy and a report on adult reading skills.
Vol. 7 No 9, February 2009
In this issue: A number of reports and resources on the situation of older artists. The reports examine issues such as earnings, pensions, financial planning, health care, housing and many others. The reports seek to provide some answers to the questions: Do artists retire? What does retirement look like for artists? If artists are often poor during their active working lives, how do they survive during their later years?
Vol. 8 No 9, February 2010
In this issue: A number of recent reports have examined how the arts can contribute to the quality of life as well as the social and economic well-being of small and rural communities. These reports have also examined factors that attract artists or contribute to the vitality of the arts in small and rural communities.
Vol. 9 No 9, March 2011
In this issue: Five reports from Canada and the US on the relationship between the arts and the quality of life, the correlation between arts participation and civic and social engagement, the potential relationship between video games and the civic engagement of teenagers, differences in happiness among Canadians, as well as an exploration of the measurement of social impacts.
Vol. 10 No 9, February 2012
In this issue: Six reports that examine different aspects of arts attendance and participation, including case studies of how four American arts organizations are building their audiences, an American survey of the attitudes, behaviours, motivations and barriers experienced by cultural audiences, two American reports highlighting facets of arts participation beyond attendance, a Canadian report on arts participation in 2010, and a presentation on audiences, markets and motivations in the performing arts in Canada.
Vol. 11 No 9, February 2013

In this issue: Four reports from Canada and the US on cultural participation, public perceptions of the benefits of culture, the value of the performing arts in communities, and the correlation between arts participation, health, and well-being.

Vol. 12 No 9, February 2014

In this issue: Four reports on arts sector structures related to artists, arts management, and arts funding, including articles on the “next generation” of arts practice, new organizational models in the arts, and the resilience of the arts sector. While these reports do cite some research sources, they should be considered position papers more than research articles per se (unlike most works included in the Arts Research Monitor).

Vol. 13 No 9, February 2015

In this issue: Summaries of four reports providing insights into different aspects of the training and work situations of artists in Quebec, Australia, and the United States.

Vol. 14 No 9, February 2016
Motivations and barriers

What motivates people to attend an arts activity? What prevents others from attending? This issue highlights four American reports that examine motivations for and barriers to arts attendance.

Vol. 15 No 9, February 2017

In this issue: Four reports that examine the broader cultural and creative industries, including two international comparisons of the creative economy or creative industries, a Canadian summary of the concept of the creative economy, as well as American statistics on the creative industries.

Vol. 2 No 8, March 2004
In Vol. 2, No. 8: three reports on arts attendance and participation, with a particular focus on the impact of demographic change on Canada's arts community. Profiles of two studies of arts and culture donors and volunteers in Canada, as well as a link to a site regarding Canadian cultural statistics, are also provided.
Vol. 3 No 8, February 2005
Volume 3, no 8 focuses on how digital technology is changing the interactions of artists, the music industry, museums and online users. Included are reports on artist and public perceptions and use of the internet, digital technology's effects on Canada's music industry, and the quality of online museological experiences.
Vol. 4 No 8, January 2006
This month: a guide to audience research for smaller performing arts organizations as well as three reports that highlight factors in arts participation beyond simple demographics.
Vol. 5 No 8, January 2007
This month: a report on public perceptions of charitable organizations as well as four reports on individual donors, business support and individual volunteers in the arts and culture.
Vol. 6 No 8, January 2008
In this issue: a focus on arts marketing and communicating the value of the arts. A recent Australian conference, relevant to organizations around the globe, provides numerous resources on this topic, including advice on communicating values and benefits of the arts, peer-to-peer marketing, media strategies, digital marketing, engaging audiences, as well as connecting with diverse audiences.
Vol. 7 No 8, January 2009
In this issue: a focus on cultural facilities in Canada, based on a series of reports from the now-defunct Centre of Expertise on Culture and Communities.
Vol. 8 No 8, January 2010
In this issue: a focus on culture and international trade, including Hill Strategies' analysis of data from Statistics Canada on international trade in culture goods and services as well as a guide aimed at assisting Canadians export their cultural products and services.
Vol. 9 No 8, February 2011
In this issue: A focus on the performing arts, including a statistical summary of the situation of Canadian performing arts organizations, statistics on Canadian consumer spending on live performances, as well as Canadian and American reports on audience engagement and development.
Vol. 10 No 8, February 2012
In this issue: Summaries of four reports on the situation of cultural facilities and infrastructure, including a survey of arts facility needs in Ontario, an American study of "creative placemaking", a survey of technology adoption in North American arts organizations, as well as a Quebec report aimed at developing standards for municipal provision of cultural facilities.
Vol. 11 No 8, January 2013

In this issue: A summary of four reports on public engagement and arts participation, including a Canadian discussion paper on public engagement, a British study that segments arts audiences, a Canadian study of factors in arts attendance, and a presentation on the changing demographics of arts attendance.

Vol. 12 No 8, January 2014

In this issue: A focus on the application of digital technologies in the arts, including reports on the use of digital technologies by arts and culture organizations, online cultural consumption by Canadians 65 and older, and trends in Canadians’ communications habits.

Vol. 13 No 8, January 2015

In this issue: Summaries of recent reports that examine business support for the arts in Canada, perceptions of businesses and the public regarding supporting the arts, the social and economic benefits of arts organizations in Alberta, the long-term economic impacts of the arts in American metropolitan areas, and potential indicators of the benefits of the arts for community livability.

Vol. 14 No 8, January 2016
(Art galleries / Artist-run centres / Presenters)

In this issue: Four reports examining the situation of arts organizations, including Canadian statistics on art museums and galleries, artist-run centres, and performing arts presenters as well as an American report examining the sustainability of arts and culture organizations in select cities.

Vol. 15 No 8, January 2017

In this issue: Four reports that attempt to examine the overall health of the arts and culture in different countries, including culture-specific indicators from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and broad arts indexes from the U.S. and England.

Vol. 2 No 7, January 2004
In Vol. 2 No. 7: a number of reports on human resources in the cultural sector and other non-profit organizations, a report on evaluation in non-profits, and two reports on arts attendance in Canada.
Vol. 3 No 7, January 2005
Volume 3, no 7 highlights some relevant findings for the arts and culture sector of two broad Statistics Canada reports on the size and scope of the nonprofit sector. A survey on Canadians' opinions about charities is also summarized.
Vol. 1 No 7, March 2003
This month: four reports on various aspects of artists’ working conditions in Canada and abroad.
Vol. 4 No 7, December 2005
This month: a focus on arts education reports from Canada and the U.S., including studies of music, museum and library education, the status of arts education in North American schools, and foundation funding for arts education.
Vol. 5 No 7, December 2006
This month: four reports related to literacy, libraries and publishing, including a Canadian study of the link between early reading ability and later literacy skills, a British report on the role of public libraries in local economic and social vitality, a Canadian examination of human resource issues in Canadian libraries, and a study of the library acquisition process in Ontario school and public libraries.
Vol. 6 No 7, December 2007
In this issue: A series of local "vital signs" reports examine some cultural indicators in selected Canadian metropolitan areas. The findings of these reports will be contrasted with the findings of recent reports on consumer spending on culture and cultural and heritage activities in Canada and the provinces in 2005.
Vol. 7 No 7, December 2008
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.
Vol. 8 No 7, December 2009
In this issue: A number of recent reports, using quite different methodologies and with different timing, have examined the effects of the recession on the cultural sector in Canada and elsewhere. The main consensus of these reports appears to be that endowments, foundations and business-related funding sources are probably the hardest hit by the recession.
Vol. 9 No 7, January 2011
In this issue: A focus on quantitative and qualitative information regarding arts education and arts participation of children and youth, including a national report on music education in Canadian schools, a Manitoba study of various forms of arts education in schools, an assessment of the performance of Canadian youth in reading, as well as a report on discussions regarding youth engagement in arts, culture and heritage organizations.
Vol. 10 No 7, January 2012

In this issue: A focus on arts education and children's arts experiences, including an American report on arts education and arts participation, a study of the arts education activities of Toronto performing arts organizations, a report on the participation of young Canadian children in arts and reading activities outside of school, as well as a brief report on the situation of the arts in Ontario schools.

Vol. 11 No 7, December 2012

In this issue: A focus on the visual arts sector, including a report on the role of artist-run centres within the visual arts, a statistical summary of heritage organizations in Canada, a British report that aims to provide benchmarks regarding visual arts audiences, and a British study of socially-engaged visual arts organizations.

Vol. 12 No 7, November 2013

In this issue: Summaries of three recent reports that examine direct and indirect spending on culture by provincial, territorial, and municipal governments. Also included is a report on broader trends in the not-for-profit sector, based on a national survey of charity leaders.

Vol. 13 No 7, December 2014

In this issue: Summaries of five reports on the situation of artists in Canada, including three reports containing national, provincial, territorial, and local data on all types of artists, as well as two reports on visual artists.

Vol. 14 No 7, November 2015

In this issue: Four reports examining different aspects of the working lives of artists, including a Canadian study on the education of artists, a series of reports from the United Kingdom on the situation of visual artists, a report on Quebec song, and a series of American reports on the earnings of musicians and composers.

Vol. 15 No 7, November 2016

In this issue: Four provincial and territorial arts research reports, including a multifaceted research project from British Columbia, research on artists in Saskatchewan, a survey of municipal cultural expenses in Quebec, and a study of arts administration resources in Nunavut.

Vol. 16 No 7, November 2017

In this issue: Highlights from four reports that examine different aspects of the working lives, incomes, and training of artists, including reports on Canadian dance performers, Canadian multidisciplinary artists and collectives, entrepreneurship training for American artists, and the relationship (if any) between socioeconomic status and access to a professional arts career.

Vol. 2 No 6, December 2003
In Vol. 2 No. 6: a major report on the state of Canada's performing arts facilities as well as reports on arts education in performing arts centres, museums and other arts organizations. Links to arts education, cultural research and cultural tourism resources are also provided.
Vol. 3 No 6, December 2004
Two reports from Canada and one from the USA examining local arts and culture labour forces and the location choices of artists and cultural workers.
Vol. 1 No 6, February 2003
Reports on the links between the arts and the economy, community development and health as well as human resources in the arts.
Vol. 4 No 6, October 2005
This month: a focus on Aboriginal arts, including reports on Aboriginal curators, languages and funding programs in Canada, Aboriginal art centres in Australia, as well as a statistical profile of Aboriginal and visible minority artists in Canada.
Vol. 5 No 6, November 2006
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.
Vol. 6 No 6, November 2007
In this issue: Three recent studies examine data on the arts and culture in Canadian communities, including local cultural employment and spending on government-owned infrastructure (including cultural infrastructure).
Vol. 7 No 6, November 2008
In this issue: three reports that examine the performing arts, including American segmentation studies of performing arts attendees and donors, as well as a presentation that highlights the social impacts of performing arts attendance in Canada.
Vol. 8 No 6, November 2009
In this issue: A summary of recently-released statistics on Canada's cultural sector, including government spending on culture as well as the financial situation of performing arts organizations, museums, art galleries, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens. These statistics relate to the 2006-07 fiscal year or the 2007 calendar year, obviously pre-dating the recession and recent shifts in government spending. Next month, the Arts Research Monitor will examine reports on the impact of the recession on the cultural sector.
Vol. 9 No 6, December 2010
In this issue: A number of recent reports have examined the working lives and financial situation of artists, including reports on multiple job-holding of artists, the situation of elder artists, social and income security for creative workers, as well as artists' work patterns in commercial, non-profit and community-based settings.
Vol. 10 No 6, December 2011

In this issue: Four reports that examine the financial impacts of culture, including a Canadian study of cultural tourists, American reports on the performing arts and cultural industries, and an Italian study of the cultural economy.

Vol. 11 No 6, November 2012

In this issue: A focus on Canadian studies that explore the effects of digital technologies on the cultural sector, including two reports examining the sector as a whole, a study of theatre, and a series of articles and reports on e-books.

Vol. 12 No 6, October 2013

In this issue: Four recent reports examining various aspects of the music business, including policy options for music and economic development, the effects of music and music education on technology hubs, and two reports on the independent music industry in Canada.

Vol. 13 No 6, November 2014

In this issue: A focus on the visual arts and museums, including a report on the situation of art galleries in Ontario, a statistical summary of museum attendance in Quebec, and two papers on the state of the visual arts in Canada.

Vol. 14 No 6, October 2015

In this issue: Four reports that take different perspectives on the benefits and impacts of the arts in society, including a Canadian summary of the benefits of music education, a survey of Toronto residents on the value of the arts, an article examining the arts and our shared values, and parallel research from the sports sector regarding the integration of new Canadians via sport.

Vol. 15 No 6, October 2016

In this issue: Canadian statistics on the performing arts, including a detailed analysis of data on performing companies, a survey of the social impacts of dance organizations, and an article on performing arts attendance in Quebec.

Vol. 16 No 6, October 2017

In this issue: Summaries of a major Canadian report on arts attendance and participation, a Quebec report on performing arts attendance, and an American report on barriers to cultural attendance.

Vol. 2 No 5, November 2003
Vol. 2 No. 5 profiles reports on the state of Canada's media arts sector, Canada's Aboriginal dance groups and artists, and American dance companies. Two other reports examine the value of culture in our communities.
Vol. 3 No 5, November 2004
The suggestion in the Harvard Business Review's 2004 Breakthrough Ideas edition (February 2004) that a Masters of Fine Arts degree has become the new MBA is a sign of heightened interest and recognition of the developmental role played by creative professionals in the economic, physical and social evolution of a city. But what is the definition of a creative city? What are the benefits and barriers to the creative city process? This issue of the Arts Research Monitor focuses on four research papers that seek to provide some answers to these questions.
Vol. 1 No 5, January 2003
Reports on human resources, organizational capacity-building and volunteers.
Vol. 4 No 5, September 2005
This month: American and Canadian research on partnerships, including their potential and pitfalls, unique performing arts collaborations, partnerships between large and small cultural organizations, and the partnering of arts and non-arts organizations. These reports emphasize partnership costs, risks, benefits, challenges and strategies to overcome difficulties.
Vol. 5 No 5, October 2006
This month: an examination of recently-released statistics from Statistics Canada and the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada related to performing arts organizations and the book publishing industry. 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. A presentation related to arts attendance and cultural participation is also summarized.
Vol. 6 No 5, October 2007
In this issue: The Canada Council's recent consultations concerning its 2008-2011 strategic plan provide qualitative information about the arts in Canada. Two consultation reports are examined in this issue of the Arts Research Monitor: a report on stakeholder discussions and an analysis of online survey results. Also included is a summary of the Canada Council's Strategic Plan document, which outlines its values and directions in moving forward.
Vol. 7 No 5, October 2008
In this issue: Canadian reports on the economic impact of the cultural sector, funding for the cultural sector, and the economic contribution of the overall non-profit sector in Canada.
Vol. 8 No 5, October 2009
In this issue: A summary of recent reports on Aboriginal artists and arts administrators, including an examination of the specific realities of Aboriginal arts activity in Canada.
Vol. 9 No 5, November 2010
In this issue: Recent Canadian reports provide interesting insights into government and consumer spending on culture. These reports include a benchmark Statistics Canada dataset, Quebec-specific information on municipal cultural spending, and a Hill Strategies report on consumer spending on culture.
Vol. 10 No 5, November 2011
In this issue: A summary of four reports on the situation of artists, including a profile of Quebec writers as well as Australian and American studies on the situation of artists, teaching artists and arts program graduates.
Vol. 11 No 5, October 2012
In this issue: Five important reports and resources examining arts education in the US, England and Australia, including evidence regarding the impacts of the arts for at-risk youth, the connection between childhood arts experiences and adult arts attendance, the impacts of partnerships between arts organizations and schools, ways to improve arts education in American schools, as well as information about an arts education research clearinghouse.
Vol. 12 No 5, September 2013

In this issue: A focus on recent reports on arts education, including American summaries of the benefits of arts and music education, Canadian research into the relationship between music training and reading skills, a Quebec survey of the cultural activities of children and their parents, and a Canadian report on the labour market value of higher education.

Vol. 13 No 5, November 2014

In this issue: A summary of quantitative and qualitative research into arts participation and engagement, including statistics on performing arts attendance in Quebec, a literature review of the value of cultural experiences, a discussion paper on the quality of experience in the arts, and a research article on measuring the quality of arts engagement.

Vol. 14 No 5, September 2015

In this issue: Four reports on the situation of the arts and not-for-profit management, including detailed benchmarks of the performance of U.S. arts organizations, a report on management standards for Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations, an article on the knowledge needs of arts organizations, and a survey of digital marketing by U.S. performing arts organizations.

Vol. 15 No 5, September 2016

In this issue: A focus on museums and heritage organizations, including national and provincial data on the situation of Canadian museums and other heritage organizations as well as an American report on the educational role of museums.

Vol. 16 No 5, September 2017

In this issue: Two Canadian and two international reports that explore issues related to Indigenous, gender, and cultural equity, impacts, and development in the arts.

Vol. 2 No 4, October 2003
In Vol. 2 No. 4: a report on the finances of Canadian performing arts organizations and three American reports on arts participation and the value of the performing arts.
Vol. 3 No 4, September 2004
There are many different ways of analyzing employment in the arts and culture. A number of recent reports have used different methods and different groupings to examine various aspects of work in arts and culture in Canada. In Volume 3, Number 4 of the Arts Research Monitor, we highlight the key findings of these reports.
Vol. 1 No 4, December 2002
Reports on heritage organizations and museums, community cultural and economic development, as well as how to measure a city's cultural environment.
Vol. 4 No 4, August 2005
This month: reports on book reading and purchasing as well as consumer and government spending on culture.
Vol. 4 No 4, August 2005
Dans ce numéro : des rapports sur la lecture et l'achat de livres ainsi que sur les dépenses publiques et de consommation au chapitre de la culture.
Vol. 5 No 4, October 2006
This month: an examination of arts management issues, including reports on young cultural managers, remuneration and employment in Quebec arts organizations, transition planning, flexible management models, and management practices in Aboriginal and culturally-diverse arts organizations.
Vol. 6 No 4, September 2007
This month: an examination of recently-released statistics from Statistics Canada and Business for the Arts related to heritage organizations, art galleries and performing arts organizations. In addition to a summary of the Statistics Canada reports, new data analysis by Hill Strategies Research is included in this issue of the Arts Research Monitor.
Vol. 7 No 4, September 2008
In this issue: Canadian reports related to book publishing and book reading, including a statistical profile of the book publishing industry, an examination of the impacts of digitization on book publishers and two studies of the social impacts of book reading.
Vol. 8 No 4, September 2009
In this issue: A number of recent reports have examined the situation of artists and arts administrators in Canada, including an examination of the socio-economic condition of visual artists, a study of the situation of arts managers, as well as a statistical profile of artists in large Canadian cities.
Vol. 9 No 4, October 2010
In this issue: Four reports and presentations that examine artistic neighbourhoods, spaces and districts, including the intersection of culture, economy and place.
Vol. 10 No 4, October 2011
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.
Vol. 11 No 4, September 2012
In this issue: A summary of recent statistics related to Canadian performing arts organizations, Quebec dancers and choreographers, and 50 Canadian orchestras.
Vol. 12 No 4, August 2013

In this issue: A number of recent reports have provided indexes and indicators of cultural and social well-being. This issue highlights two arts-specific reports, including an American arts index and a proposed set of cultural indicators for Australia. The issue also examines whether and how culture is integrated into two international indexes of social progress and well-being.

Vol. 13 No 4, October 2014

In this issue: Summaries of three recent landmark studies related to the benefits of the arts, including Canadian and English summaries of various aspects of the impacts of the arts as well as new estimates of the economic impact of culture in Canada.

Vol. 14 No 4, August 2015

This special issue of the Arts Research Monitor takes an extended look at data from the 2010 Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account, a landmark dataset regarding the direct economic and employment impacts of culture in Canada, the provinces, and the territories.

Vol. 15 No 4, August 2016

In this issue: A focus on the socio-economic benefits of the arts and culture, including a Canadian survey regarding culture and talent attraction, an Australian report on arts participation and mental health, a major synthesis of reports from the United Kingdom on the value of culture, and reports that attempt to measure the social return on investments in the arts and culture.

Vol. 16 No 4, August 2017

In this issue: Four reports that probe different elements of public perception of the arts and culture in Canada and the United States, including an Ontario survey related to the quality of life, a Quebec survey related to artists and their role in society, a survey related to English-language books in Canada, and an American survey of public attitudes toward the arts.

Vol. 2 No 3, September 2003
Vol. 2 No. 3 looks at key reports on the state of arts management in Canada, including an action plan for sustaining and renewing arts management and a national arts managers' compensation survey. Also included are reports on the orchestra sector in Canada and the art museum sector in the US.
Vol. 3 No 3, July 2004
Volume 3 No 3 focuses on arts education and arts for young people, including studies examining libraries, reading achievement, English-language Canadian literature, in-school arts programs, and theatre for young people.
Vol. 1 No 3, November 2002
Resources examining classical music attendance as well as organizational planning and management.
Vol. 4 No 3, June 2005
This month: a focus on arts education and literacy, including Canadian studies examining arts programs for at-risk youth, school libraries, teacher-librarians and adult literacy.
Vol. 5 No 3, September 2006
This month:a focus on the broader nonprofit sector, including reports on donors and volunteers, an international comparison of nonprofit sectors, the economic contribution of Canada's nonprofit sector, and a potential skills strategy for the nonprofit sector.
Vol. 6 No 3, June 2007
This month: a series of reports related to the 2006 World Conference on Arts Education, including summaries of the conference, Canadian information related to the conference, and an international "road map for arts education" resulting from the conference.
Vol. 7 No 3, June 2008
In this issue: a focus on international trade and foreign policy, including Hill Strategies' analysis of data from Statistics Canada on international trade in culture goods and services as well as reports on the role of culture in Canadian foreign policy and public diplomacy.
Vol. 8 No 3, August 2009
This special "back-to-school" issue of the Arts Research Monitor highlights resources regarding arts education in Canada and the US. The Canadian reports include a description of high-quality music education in schools and statistics about the arts and reading in Ontario schools. The American reports provide case studies of the revitalization of arts education as well as the role of arts learning in developing arts audiences.
Vol. 9 No 3, October 2010
In this issue: A summary of four major statistical reports, including a Canadian survey of arts participation and public perception of the arts, a Canadian index of leisure and culture, an American arts index, and an American survey of arts participation.
Vol. 10 No 3, September 2011
In this issue: A focus on performing arts statistics, including a summary of the situation of performing arts organizations, statistics on presenters and independent artists, a survey of audience experiences at music festivals and concerts, as well as an American survey of audience engagement in dance.
Vol. 11 No 3, August 2012
In this issue: Four reports that examine the nature of Aboriginal arts and equity issues within the arts in Canada.
Vol. 12 No 3, July 2013

In this issue: A focus on research into specific disciplines within the arts and culture in Canada, including two studies of dance and dancers, data on the state of Canadian orchestras, and a report on documentary production.

Vol. 13 No 3, September 2014

In this issue: Three Canadian studies and one Scottish report related to the social and health benefits of the arts, including a Toronto report on neighbourhood-based community development through the arts, a Vancouver study of the arts and seniors’ well-being, an overview of the potential impacts of documentary films on social change, and a Scottish study of the connection between cultural engagement and health and well-being.

Vol. 14 No 3, June 2015

In this issue: A focus on the connections between the arts, health, and well-being, including a report on art and the health of Aboriginal Peoples, a presentation on the arts and well-being, a summary of international research into the long-term connections between the arts and health, as well as a study of the neurochemical impacts of music.

Vol. 15 No 3, June 2016

In this issue: A detailed examination of various categories and subjects as well as key provincial and territorial statistics from Statistics Canada’s report on Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (2010 to 2014), which provides data on the direct economic and employment impacts of the arts, culture, and heritage.

Vol. 16 No 3, June 2017

In this issue: Four perspectives on identifying and measuring social and intrinsic benefits of the arts from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Vol. 2 No 2, August 2003
Vol. 2 No. 2 examines reports on volunteers and charitable donors in Canada and the US, some of which highlight the situation of arts and culture organizations.
Vol. 3 No 2, June 2004
To help with advocacy efforts through the Canadian election campaign and beyond, Volume 3, Number 2 of the Arts Research Monitor provides a synopsis of and links to key advocacy resources. Also provided is a compilation of some key statistics from Hill Strategies Research's recent publications.
Vol. 4 No 2, May 2005
With a Canadian election coming in the next eight months, Arts Research Monitor Volume 4, No 2 summarizes some arts advocacy resources and provides a compilation of key statistics from recent Hill Strategies Research reports.
Vol. 1 No 2, October 2002
Reports examining the social and community impacts of the arts, funding and finances in the arts, and arts advocacy.
Vol. 5 No 2, August 2006
This month: a Canadian business organization highlights the role of arts and culture in transforming communities, an American report outlines the role and impacts of dedicated artists' centres, while three Canadian reports examine the number and earnings of artists in cities, small municipalities and neighbourhoods.
Vol. 6 No 2, May 2007
This month: a focus on research into diversity, immigration and the arts, including a major British report on cultural diversity and the arts, a Canadian survey of arts participation and attitudes towards the arts of diverse groups, a Canadian study of immigrants' literacy skills, and a report on the social and civic participation of immigrants to Canada.
Vol. 7 No 2, May 2008
In this issue: a number of reports on culture employment in Canada, including a Statistics Canada examination of culture occupations in non-cultural sectors, a study of a potential policy framework for creative labour, and reports on professional development in Ontario's cultural sector.
Vol. 8 No 2, July 2009
In this issue: a focus on the broader non-profit sector, including reports on donors and volunteers in Canada, gender differences in charitable giving in the U.S.A., the impacts of the recession on non-profit organizations in Ontario and the economic contribution of Canada's non-profit sector.
Vol. 9 No 2, September 2010
In this issue: the culture-related results of a broad Statistics Canada report on the size and scope of the nonprofit sector, a report on public perceptions of charitable organizations, and reports on individual donors and volunteers in the arts and culture.
Vol. 10 No 2, August 2011
In this issue: A focus on the presence and impacts of culture in cities, especially smaller municipalities, based on a number of discussion papers, presentations and other resources that explore aspects of creative cities.
Vol. 11 No 2, July 2012
In this issue: Four reports that examine arts attendance and attendee motivations, including a survey of Canadians' performing arts participation, a Montreal conference that examined the changing nature of cultural participation, an international study of theatre attendee motivations, and an American study of factors in performing arts attendance.
Vol. 12 No 2, June 2013

In this issue: Four Canadian reports examining business donations and sponsorships of not-for-profit organizations in Canada.

Vol. 13 No 2, August 2014

This special issue of the Arts Research Monitor provides a brief summary of some key issues related to arts participation and engagement explored at Measuring Cultural Engagement amid Confounding Variables, a joint research symposium of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Cultural Value Project of the United Kingdom’s Arts & Humanities Research Council. Arts researchers and practitioners from the U.S. and U.K. convened in Washington for the symposium. Kelly Hill was the only Canadian speaker at the June 2014 event. This issue is Kelly’s synthesis based on his notes from the symposium, as well as those made by Alexis Andrew, Policy and Planning Coordinator at the Canada Council for the Arts.

Vol. 14 No 2, May 2015

In this issue: Summaries of a major Canadian report on active participation in dance, American reports on arts participation and local arts vibrancy, and a report from the United Kingdom on arts participation.

Vol. 15 No 2, May 2016

In this issue: A focus on recent music research, including the impacts of live music in Ontario, international music development strategies, an Australian report on the economic impact of live music, and an analysis of orchestra subscription strategies in the U.S.

Vol. 16 No 2, May 2017

In this issue: Recent research examining the arts and digital technologies, including Canadian reports on the arts in general and the performing arts in particular, along with findings from a survey of American arts organizations’ digital marketing.

Vol. 2 No 1, July 2003
Vol. 2 No. 1 focuses on arts education and skills and training in non-profit organizations.
Vol. 3 No 1, May 2004
Volume 3, Number 1 focuses on recent reports on reading and writing in Canada and also summarizes two fact sheets on the economic impact of festivals and events in Ontario. (The economic impact fact sheets are available in the "Other publications" section of our website.)
Vol. 4 No 1, April 2005
What benefits do the arts have for attendees and participants? What are the best arguments to make in advocating for the arts? Volume 4, no 1 summarizes three reports that examine the potential benefits of the arts for arts participants. The RAND report, Gifts of the Muse, has led to much discussion about the "instrumental" and "intrinsic" effects of the arts as well as the best arguments to use in arts advocacy. Volume 4, no 1 also summarizes a discussion forum based on the RAND report as well as a report from Connecticut that examines the meaning and value of arts participation.
Vol. 1 No 1, September 2002
The inaugural issue of the Arts Research Monitor highlights reports on arts education, arts funding and finances, economic impacts of the arts, as well as evaluation and measurement of funding activities.
Vol. 5 No 1, June 2006
This month: a focus on libraries, literacy and incomes, including a report on the importance of school libraries and teacher-librarians for student achievement as well as two Statistics Canada reports that link literacy to earnings. Other Statistics Canada reports provide information about the differences in literacy results based on geographic, demographic and technological factors.
Vol. 6 No 1, April 2007
This month: a focus on the relationship between the arts and health, including a presentation of a hospital-based arts program, the potential impacts of dance on health, a British report summarizing medical research into the impacts of the arts on health, and a Canadian literature review of the arts and health.
Vol. 7 No 1, April 2008
In this issue: four reports related to arts attendance, including an American study of the intrinsic impacts of performance attendance, a Canadian examination of the social impacts of performing arts attendance, a study of attendees' motivations, abilities and opportunities to participate, and a report on the demographic and cultural factors involved in performing arts attendance in Canada.
Vol. 8 No 1, June 2009
In this issue: A number of reports on the creative economy, including the role of arts and culture in stimulating innovation and creativity. An international forum examines the creative economy around the globe, while other reports highlight the prospects for the creative economy in two Canadian provinces.
Vol. 9 No 1, August 2010
In this issue: four reports on arts education in Canada and the US, including a survey of the cultural activities of Montreal-area youth as well as American reports on arts learning participation and the nature of excellence in arts education.
Vol. 10 No 1, July 2011
In this issue: Recent Canadian datasets and reports have provided insights into government spending on culture, including a benchmark Statistics Canada dataset, an analysis of federal cultural spending between 2008-09 and 2010-11, and a report on provincial government spending on culture.
Vol. 11 No 1, June 2012
In this issue: Detailed information about government spending on culture in Canada, including an analysis of a Statistics Canada dataset, a report on provincial government spending on culture, a study of cultural spending by five large cities, and a report on cultural spending by Quebec municipalities.
Vol. 12 No 1, May 2013

In this issue: A focus on volunteers and donors in Canada, including two Statistics Canada articles on volunteers and donors in all types of not-for-profit organizations, a Hill Strategies Research report on volunteers and donors in the arts and culture, and an Imagine Canada report on long-term trends in individual donations.

Vol. 13 No 1, July 2014

In this issue: Detailed information about spending on culture, including two Canadian reports on local governments’ cultural spending, a Canadian study of the donating preferences of different age groups, as well as an American report on arts funding.

Vol. 14 No 1, April 2015

In this issue: A focus on the situation of theatres and other performing arts organizations in Canada, including summaries of a survey of performing arts organizations, a fact sheet on theatre, a survey of the importance of theatre in Canadian communities, and a report on challenges and opportunities in “the changing theatre landscape”.

Vol. 15 No 1, April 2016

In this issue: An in-depth study of the situation of diverse arts organizations in Canada and the United States, two Canadian guides for developing accessible and inclusive programming, and an American literature review related to cultural equity and inclusion.

Vol. 16 No 1, May 2017

In this issue: A focus on arts education and benefits of the arts, including a Canadian examination of the situation of theatre for young audiences, a United Kingdom report on the benefits of cultural learning, an American summary of the benefits of the arts and culture, and an American report on the audience impact of choral music concerts.