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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor April 2016

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 15 No 1  April 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016 ISSN 1708-170X

Diversity and equity

In this issue: An in-depth study of the situation of diverse arts organizations in Canada and the United States, two Canadian guides for developing accessible and inclusive programming, and an American literature review related to cultural equity and inclusion.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor March 2016

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 14 No 10  March 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016 ISSN 1708-170X

Volunteers and donors / Non-profit sector information

In this issue: Results of Canadian surveys on volunteers, donors and charities, including a survey of trust in charities, a study of arts and culture volunteers and donors, and two Statistics Canada articles on volunteers and donors in all types of not-for-profit organizations.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Hill Strategies – Important New Research from British Columbia

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BC’s Cultural Ecology: Important New Research Findings Now Available

http://www.hillstrategies.com/content/british-columbia-arts-and-culture-research-projects

Significant new information and insights into the situation of the arts and culture in British Columbia were made available today by the Alliance for Arts and Culture. A ground breaking series of four arts research projects was conducted for the Alliance by Hill Strategies Research. Three of the four research streams were funded by the Vancouver Foundation.

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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor February 2016

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Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 13 No 3 February 3, 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016 ISSN 1708-170X

Volunteers and donors in arts and culture organizations in Canada in 2013

Many Canadians show their support for arts and culture organizations through the time and money that they give as volunteers and donors. The contributions of time and money help arts and culture organizations serve their communities and balance their budgets. Volunteers and Donors in Arts and Culture Organizations in Canada in 2013, the 46th report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, highlights the volunteer time and financial donations given to Canadian arts and culture organizations, based on statistics that Hill Strategies Research queried from Statistics Canada’s 2013 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering, and Participating (GSS-GVP), a survey of nearly 15,000 Canadians 15 or older.

The key findings of the report are that:

  • The equivalent of 56,000 jobs were volunteered by 900,000 Canadians in arts and culture organizations in 2013.
  • The 107 million hours contributed to arts and culture organizations represent an average of 120 hours per volunteer – more hours, on average, than volunteers in any other type of organization.
  • Between 2004 and 2013, the number of volunteers in arts and culture organizations increased by 23%, much higher than the 7% increase in all volunteers.
  • In 2013, $162 million was donated to arts and culture organizations by over 1 million Canadians (3% of the population 15 and older). This represents, on average, $159 per donor to arts and culture organizations.
  • After adjusting for inflation, donations to arts and culture organizations increased by 46% between 2007 and 2013, a much greater increase than the 16% growth in donations to all types of not-for-profit organizations during the same timeframe.
  • Between 2007 and 2013, the number of arts and culture donors increased by 34%, the highest rate of increase among 11 types of organizations, well above the 6% increase in all donors during the same timeframe.
  • The four Western provinces have the highest volunteer and donor rates in the arts and culture.

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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor January 2016

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Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 14 No 8  January 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016  ISSN 1708-170X

Finances and attendance of arts organizations

(Art galleries / Artist-run centres / Presenters)

In this issue: Four reports examining the situation of arts organizations, including Canadian statistics on art museums and galleries, artist-run centres, and performing arts presenters as well as an American report examining the sustainability of arts and culture organizations in select cities.

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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor November 2015

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Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 14 No 7 November 2015 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2015 ISSN 1708-170X

Situation of artists

In this issue: Four reports examining different aspects of the working lives of artists, including a Canadian study on the education of artists, a series of reports from the United Kingdom on the situation of visual artists, a report on Quebec song, and a series of American reports on the earnings of musicians and composers.

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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor October 2015

Hill StrategiesArts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 14 No 6  October 2015 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2015  ISSN 1708-170X

Benefits of the arts

In this issue: Four reports that take different perspectives on the benefits and impacts of the arts in society, including a Canadian summary of the benefits of music education, a survey of Toronto residents on the value of the arts, an article examining the arts and our shared values, and parallel research from the sports sector regarding the integration of new Canadians via sport.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.Vol. 14 No 6  October 2015 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2015  ISSN 1708-1708

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor September 2015

Hill StrategiesArts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 14 No 5 September 2015 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2015 ISSN 1708-170X
Arts statistics and management
In this issue: Four reports on the situation of the arts and not-for-profit management, including detailed benchmarks of the performance of U.S. arts organizations, a report on management standards for Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations, an article on the knowledge needs of arts organizations, and a survey of digital marketing by U.S. performing arts organizations.

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