The latest news on BC's arts, culture and heritage sector.

Call For Cultural Leaders from Indigenous, Racialized or Minority Language Communities

The Cultural Human Resource Council is calling for 20 participants for its Talent to Lead program, which prepares Canadian cultural managers for positions of greater responsibility and leadership.

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CHRC to Issue Updated Cultural Labour Force Statistics

CHRC to Issue Updated Cultural Labour Force Statistics

The Cultural Human Resources Council has announced that it will receive financial support from Employment and Skills Development Canada to undertake a second Labour Market Information Study of the Cultural Labour Force, updating the one it spearheaded in 2010.

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Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

Business for the Arts Releases Culture Track: Canada Report

The national survey polled 6,444 cultural consumers nationwide on their attitudes, motivators, and barriers to participation around cultural events and initiatives.

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Canada Council Seeks Deaf and Disabled Artists for Study on Arts Practices

Canada Council Seeks Deaf and Disabled Artists for Study on Arts Practices

Led by a team composed of Deaf, disabled, and allied researchers and artists from various universities, this research will contribute to a better understanding of Deaf and disability arts practices.

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Canadian Heritage Releases 2017 Report on Heritage Institutions

The Department of Canadian Heritage has announced the release of the 2017 report on the Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions (GCSHI). Click through for highlighted data on the Canadian heritage sector.

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Mercer Issues Revision On Arts Compensation Study

Mercer Issues Revision On Arts Compensation Study

The revision recalculates the average yearly wage increase from minus .1% to 6.7% — a noticeable increase, but still below the all industry average real wage growth of approximately 10%.

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National Compensation Study Shows Decrease in Arts Sector Wages Since 2008

National Compensation Study Shows Decrease in Arts Sector Wages Since 2008

Findings show there have been only minimal compensation improvements, particularly for the small and mid-sized organizations which make up the majority of the arts organizations in the sector, while since 2008, real wages actually decreased.

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UK Arts & Culture Round-Up: New Funding Research and a New Cultural Plan for London

UK Arts & Culture Round-Up: New Funding Research and a New Cultural Plan for London

Mayor Sadiq Khan introduces a new draft cultural plan for the City of London themed around access, and new research sheds light on repayable finance for arts and culture organizations.

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New Data Indicates Attendance at Canadian Performing Arts Facilities Has Dropped

While overall arts attendance in Canada is strong, reported attendance at performing arts facilities has dropped from 71% of the population to 60% since 2012. 

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Hill Strategies Highlights Research on Audience Attendance and Social Impacts of the Arts

Hill Strategies Highlights Research on Audience Attendance and Social Impacts of the Arts

Hill Strategies Research Inc. spotlights a suite of four research papers on building audience engagement and community.

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WolfBrown Releases Performing Arts Ticket Buyer Media Usage Study

WolfBrown Releases Performing Arts Ticket Buyer Media Usage Study

The study, available for free download, provides a current snapshot of the digital and print media consumption patterns of performing arts patrons, showing a massive trend toward digital consumption.

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CAPACOA Issues New Article on Live Arts Attendance Trends

CAPACOA Issues New Article on Live Arts Attendance Trends

CAPACOA has issued a new article on barriers to attendance for live arts audiences entitled "Attendance Trends: Why Won’t They Come?," which sources a number of recent reports on Canadian and American live arts event audiences. 

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Arts & Culture Information at Your Fingertips: Check Out Our New and Improved Research and Resources Pages!

Arts & Culture Information at Your Fingertips: Check Out Our New and Improved Research and Resources Pages!

We've overhauled our Research and Resources pages to give you an easier and more comprehensive experience finding the arts, culture and heritage information and resources you need.

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Hill Strategies Issues Report On Arts and Heritage Access and Availability in Canada

Hill Strategies Issues Report On Arts and Heritage Access and Availability in Canada

The report, commissioned by the Department of Canadian Heritage, highlights information about arts and heritage attendance, personal arts participation, as well as perceptions of cultural activities and government arts support.

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New Report Recommends Arts Funding Policy Focus on 'Everyday Creativity'

New Report Recommends Arts Funding Policy Focus on 'Everyday Creativity'

King's College London's new report, "Towards cultural democracy: Promoting cultural capabilities for everyone," calls for a radical shift in arts support and funding to make creativity more widely accessible.

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Hill Strategies Research Releases New Report on Arts and Belonging

"Vital Signs: Arts & Belonging," commissioned jointly by Community Foundations of Canada and CAPACOA, was released June 21.

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Realwheels Theatre Publishes Report on Accessibility of Vancouver Theatre Venues

Realwheels Theatre Publishes Report on Accessibility of Vancouver Theatre Venues

In 2016, Realwheels Theatre partnered with Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture and the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) to conduct a Needs Assessment of Accessible Performance Spaces in the City of Vancouver. The project was carried out to address the limited number of theatre venues in Vancouver that are truly and fully accessible for artists/performers, theatre technicians, and patrons with disabilities.

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Hill Strategies Issues New Arts Research Monitor

Hill Strategies Research Inc. offers four new studies on creative industries.

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Hill Strategies Research on Arts Indicators and Well-Being

The latest issue of Arts Research Monitor features 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.

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Hill Strategies on Provincial and Territorial Arts Research Reports

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 Alliance, research on artists in Saskatchewan, a survey of municipal cultural expenses in Quebec, and a study of arts administration resources in Nunavut.

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