Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions: 2017

Based on an online survey as well as data from the Canada Revenue Agency, this report summarizes national and provincial data on heritage institutions in 2015. The total revenues of heritage organizations were estimated at $2.53 billion in 2015, a 29% increase from 2011 (figures have not been adjusted for inflation).

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A Culture Strategy for Scotland: Draft

This public consultation document seeks views on a draft Culture Strategy for Scotland. Sets out ambitions to “develop the conditions and skills for culture to thrive,” including by exploring new funding models for culture, and plans to support the sector to “evolve as a diverse, positive force in society” by supporting leadership skills development; improving the “economic and social status” of freelance cultural worker; and increasing inclusive opportunities.

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Government of Canada Survey of Heritage Institutions: 2017 Report

Report collected financial and operating information for the 2015 data year as well as building and capital infrastructure information for the 2017 data year on not-for-profit heritage institutions. Highlights include that attendance to all heritage institutions reached a record 75.3 million in 2015, and there were also over 203 million online visits to heritage institutions in Canada in 2015.

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UNESCO Culture for Development Indicators

Highlights the transformative power of culture as a driver or enabler of sustainable development through facts and figures, by unveiling challenges and by highlighting opportunities for the future. The CDIS implementation tools provide guidance for maximum policy impact through culture’s integration into development strategies. 

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Warwick Commission 2015 Report on the Future of Cultural Value

The result of a 1 yr investigation by cultural leaders, supported by academics from the University of Warwick. The report argues that the Cultural and Creative Industries are an ecosystem and calls for joined-up policy making and a national plan for the sector that maximizes cultural, economic and social return.

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Creative City Network Cultural Planning Toolkit

A guide for the process of cultural planning in a community. It includes an adaptable model and practical checklists for navigating and charting progress. Background material and additional details are provided on a companion website.

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