The latest issue of Hill Strategies' Arts Research Monitor features four provincial and territorial arts research reports, including the multifaceted research project conducted for us at the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, research on artists in Saskatchewan, a survey of municipal cultural expenses in Quebec, and a study of arts administration resources in Nunavut.
Read the summaries from Arts Research Monitor below, and click the links for more information.
British Columbia arts and culture research projects
BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, February 2016
Author: Kelly Hill, Hill Strategies Research Inc.
This series of research projects included three primary research endeavours:
1) a comparison of the finances of 19 BC arts, culture, and heritage organizations with 38 “peer” organizations in other provinces;
2) analysis of a province-wide survey of arts, culture, and heritage organizations; and
3) a summary of 14 qualitative interviews “related to human resources, community engagement and impacts, diversity, the entrepreneurial nature of BC arts organizations, and the nature of success for different groups”.
Read more about the research streams on the Alliance's blog at this link: New Research Findings on BC's Cultural Ecology.
Understanding the Arts Ecology of Saskatchewan from the Artist’s Perspectiv: An Overview of Results from the Artist Survey of 2014
Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research (University of Regina), 2015
The Saskatchewan Partnership for Arts Research undertook a survey of Saskatchewan artists, receiving 348 responses. An important finding of the survey is the degree to which respondents engage in artistic activities in multiple disciplines.
Municipal spending on culture in Quebec in 2014
(Les dépenses en culture des municipalités en 2014)
Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec, optique culture no 49, May 2016
Author: Gaëtane Dubé
Quebec municipalities’ operating expenditures on culture totalled $859 million in 2014, representing 4.7% of total municipal operating expenditures.
Needs Assessment: Arts Administration Skills and Resources in Nunavut’s Arts and Culture Sector
Canada Council for the Arts, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and Government of Nunavut, June 2014
Based on “a literature review, phone interviews, online surveys, artist roundtables and the development of an inventory of training providers”, this report examines the current situation and needs regarding skills training and supports for artists and arts organizations in Nunavut.