Canadians’ Arts, Culture, and Heritage Participation in 2016

Hill Strategies report based on Statistics Canada’s 2016 General Social Survey (Canadians at Work and Home) finds that in 2016, virtually all Canadians (15 or older) participated in some type of arts, culture, or heritage activity (100%, or 99.5% if rounded to one decimal place). Arts attendance levels were very high, with nearly nine in ten Canadians (86%) attending an art gallery, an arts performance, an artistic or cultural or festival, or a movie theatre. Half (4.8 million) of Canadians 15 or older made or performed art in 2016.

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Live-to-Digital in the Arts

Report for the Arts Council England assesses the overall state of live to digital arts in England, across music, dance, opera, visual arts, literature, combined arts and museums (theatre is the subject of a previous report, linked in the publication). Findings include that barriers such as cost, lack of staff time, and lack of digital knowledge still prevent many organizations from using live technology; and though the demographic profile of those consuming live-to-digital is similar to current arts audiences, there is a desire amongst consumers to engage in live-to-digital in the future.

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Focus Groups on Canadians’ Participation in the Arts

Report commissioned by the Department of Canadian Heritage on Canadians’ behaviours related to arts attendance and participation, in the context of demographic and technological change. Examines motivations and barriers to arts attendance; the relationship between Canadians’ online consumption of the arts and their live arts attendance; and the role of arts attendance in fostering attachment to community.

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Young People’s Cultural Journeys

Report from Arts Connect in the UK gathers data on young people’s engagement in culture, and motivations and barriers for doing so, and discovers that engagement is broad, flexible, and being changed by digital technologies. Recommendations for arts organizations include embracing young people’s wider perceptions of arts and culture, providing increased digital content, and providing opportunities for creative skills development.

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Culture Track 2017 Reports

New behaviours are driving digital engagement, loyalty, and giving. Measuring, proving, and articulating social impact has never been more important in the eyes of cultural consumers. Released in: a top-line deck, a top-line report, a supporting data document containing over two hundred graphs, and the raw data tables.

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Everyday Creativity - 64 Million Artists

Commissioned by Arts Council England and written by 64 Million Artists, this report looks at the role of Everyday Creativity in the cultural ecology. The work was delivered following the publication of the Warwick Commission Report into Cultural Value.

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Arts and Heritage Access and Availability Survey 2016-2017

Based on a survey of more than 2,000 Canadians, this report highlights information about arts and heritage attendance, personal arts participation, as well as perceptions of cultural activities and government arts support. The report concludes that there is “robust public engagement with arts and culture in Canada”.

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