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

Culture Days Offers Free Upcoming Webinar On Health and Well-Being

Culture Days Offers Free Upcoming Webinar On Health and Well-Being

On May 29, Culture Days is offering a free webinar with the Get Creative Festival about their recent leading-edge research around creativity, expression, and ties to personal well-being.

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Statistics Canada Releases New Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (2010-2017)

Statistics Canada has released an updated edition of the Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, which provide timely economic estimates of culture and sport in Canada. Among the highlights: in BC, the culture GDP constituted roughly $7.1 billion, or 2.7 percent, of the total economy, including 98,050 jobs.

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New Report: "Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting"

New Report: "Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting"

Performing arts presenters are a vital component of their communities and the overall arts ecology, according to a new research report by CAPACOA and Hill Strategies Research.

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Hill Strategies Releases New Arts Research Monitor Centred on Arts and Health

Hill Strategies Releases New Arts Research Monitor Centred on Arts and Health

The most recent edition of Hill Strategies Research’s Arts Research Monitor includes highlights from four recent reports examining the benefits of arts and culture for health and wellbeing.

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House of Commons Releases Report On Gender Parity in Arts Organizations

A new report from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage sheds light on issues around gender parity in arts and culture organizations.

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Hill Strategies Research Releases New Report on Demographic Patterns in Arts Participation

The report examines the influence of a wide range of demographic factors on Canadian arts participation rates, including education, family income, language, sex, age, and many others.

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CharityVillage Seeks Input for Salary & Benefits Report

CharityVillage Seeks Input for Salary & Benefits Report

CharityVillage is asking workers from the Canadian nonprofit sector to complete the 2019 Salary & Benefits Survey. Complete the survey by Dec. 7 to be entered into a draw for a $1,000 donation to a charity of your choice.

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New Report: Virtually All Canadians Participate in Culture

A new Hill Strategies report finds that in 2016, virtually all Canadians 15 or older participated in some type of arts, culture, or heritage activity, and nearly nine in ten Canadians attended an art gallery, an arts performance, an artistic or cultural event or festival, or a movie theatre.

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Take This National Survey of the Canadian Cultural Sector Labour Force

Take This National Survey of the Canadian Cultural Sector Labour Force

The Cultural Human Resources Council and the Conference Board of Canada have announced the launch of a national survey of the Canadian cultural sector labour force — the first of its kind since 2010 and the only current national research on the sector’s employers and workers. 

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A Look at Canadian Heritage's Study on Canadians' Participation in the Arts

Following up on the Arts and Heritage Access and Availability Survey 2016-17, Canadian Heritage commissioned focus groups to find out more about Canadian’s participation in the arts.

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Hill Strategies Circulates Research on Arts and Culture Tourism

Hill Strategies Circulates Research on Arts and Culture Tourism

Hill Strategies Research has unveiled its latest issue, “Trade and tourism in the arts and culture,” featuring four new reports.

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Canadian Arts Coalition Seeks New Members for Research and Policy Committee

Canadian Arts Coalition Seeks New Members for Research and Policy Committee

Want to help advocate for the arts at a national level? The Canadian Arts Coalition is recruiting new members to the six working groups of its Research and Policy Committee.

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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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