Trade of Culture and Sport Products, 2016

An extension of Statistics Canada’s Canadian Culture Satellite Account and the Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Indicators, that monetizes the exports and imports of culture in Canada and compares cultural exports between the provinces. Canadian cultural exports ($16.0 billion) represented 2.5% of all exports from Canada in 2016. Imports of culture products were $20.8 billion, or 3.1% of all imports to Canada in 2016.

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The Status of Women in the Canadian Arts and Cultural Industries: Research Review 2010-18

A review of the existing research on the status of women in the arts and cultural industries in Canada (with a particular focus on Ontario) commissioned by the Ontario Arts Council. Covers six sectors: visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, music, and media arts/screen. Key findings include employment inequality (divided by sector) and a gender-based income gap, despite equivalency in education and training.

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The New Urban Success: How Culture Pays

Working off the idea that cities that are culturally interesting tend to attract "the creative class" and end up being economically successful, the report mines data from the photo-sharing site Flickr to reveal that a combination of cultural capital and economic capital is indicative of neighborhood growth in terms of house prices, and improvements of socio-economic conditions.

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Building the Case for Business Support of the Arts

Research conducted by Business for the Arts, finds that more than half of Canadians favour businesses that invest in arts and culture. Canadians are more likely to choose arts and culture events over sports, and to keep up with this growing interest, business investment in the arts has increased by 49 per cent since 2008. Report includes a literature review on the benefits of arts engagement.

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Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries

Report finds that the cultural and creative sector in the UK is marked by significant exclusions of those from working class social origins. Women, and those from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities face barriers in addition to those associated with social class origin. These inequalities are reinforced by the prevalence of unpaid labour. 

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Creative Industries are now Worth £92 billion to the UK

Summarizes figures from the DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2016 that show the creative industries grew at twice the rate of the wider economy in the UK in 2015-2016. The sector is now worth £91.8bn in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK - more than the automotive, life sciences, aerospace and oil and gas industries combined. 

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