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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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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Inside, Outside, Beyond: Artistic Leadership for Contradictory Times

Recommended reading: This Bluecoat initiative articulates the need for support of existing + emerging arts leaders and sets out “a simple framework for artistic leadership in the future, one which can be used to develop ways of working, organisations and networks which can be adaptive and resilient and which can produce the kind of rich cultural value desired.” Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts and the UK's oldest arts centre.

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