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Hill Strategies – Important New Research from British Columbia

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


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.


Economic Benefits of Culture – Arts Research Monitor Vol 14 no 4


Hill Strategies Research Inc. provides us with an interesting overview of the economic impact of the arts through this special edition of their Arts Research Monitor publication.

View the online overview or download the publication (PDF).

Statistical Insights On The Arts

Hill Strategies New report examines the number and situation of artists in Canada finds that there are more artists than auto workers.

Statistical Insights on the Arts Vol. 12 No. 2 October 7, 2014

Report funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

A Statistical Profile of Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada
There are 136,600 artists in Canada who spent more time at their art than at any other occupation in May of 2011 (which is when the National Household Survey data were collected). The number of artists represents 0.78% of the overall Canadian labour force. One in every 129 Canadian workers is an artist.
The number of artists (136,600) is slightly higher than the labour force in automotive manufacturing (133,000) and slightly lower than the labour force in the utilities sector (149,900) and telecommunications (158,300).

Full report also available…
… on the websites of Hill Strategies Research, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.

Hill Strategies Research Inc. Art Research Monitor

Hill Strategies© Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2014 ISSN 1708-170X Vol. 13 No 2 August 2014

Special Issue: Arts participation and engagement

This special issue of the Arts Research Monitor provides a brief summary of some key issues related to arts participation and engagement explored at Measuring Cultural Engagement amid Confounding Variables, a joint research symposium of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Cultural Value Project of the United Kingdom’s Arts & Humanities Research Council. Arts researchers and practitioners from the U.S. and U.K. convened in Washington for the symposium. Kelly Hill was the only Canadian speaker at the June 2014 event. This issue is Kelly’s synthesis based on his notes from the symposium, as well as those made by Alexis Andrew, Policy and Planning Coordinator at the Canada Council for the Arts.
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Hill Strategies Research: 4 reports examining business donations

Hill Strategies Research Inc. Art Research Monitor Vol. 12 No 2 June 2013

Business support of not-for-profit organizations
In this issue: Four Canadian reports examining business donations and sponsorships of not-for-profit organizations in Canada.
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Hill Strategies Research on arts, culture and tourism

Hill Strategies Research Inc. Art Research Monitor Volume ll, Number 10, March 2013  In this issue: Canadian and American research into the links between the arts, culture, tourism, local planning, facilities, and well-being. Culture and tourism / Facilities / Social benefits 

Hill Strategies Research Inc.Volune 11, No. 3 (On Volunteers)

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1.4 million Canadians volunteer for or donate to cultural organizations
Vol. 11 No. 3 March 20, 2013
Report funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

Many arts and culture organizations in Canada are organized as not-for-profit organizations and rely on individuals to donate time or money in order to help achieve their mandates. Volunteers and Donors in Arts and Culture Organizations in Canada in 2010, the 40th report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, highlights the volunteer time and financial donations given to Canadian arts and culture organizations. The report is based on statistics that Hill Strategies Research queried from Statistics Canada’s 2010 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (CSGVP), a survey of more than 15,000 Canadians 15 or older. (more…)

Hill Strategies Research: 4 articles on digital technologies

Hill Strategies Research Inc. Arts Research Monitor Volume: 11 Issue No: 6 Digital technologies and the cultural sector ARM_vol11_no6.pdf

In this issue: A focus on Canadian studies that explore the effects of digital technologies on the cultural sector, including two reports examining the sector as a whole, a study of theatre, and a series of articles and reports on e-books. Read articles on Hill Strategies Website


Hill Strategies Research (5 reports examing Arts Education)

Hill Strategies Research Inc. Published Date:17-Oct-2012
Arts Research Monitor Volume: 11 Issue No: 5

Arts education  ARM_vol11_no5.pdf  In this issue: Five important reports and resources examining arts education in the US, England and Australia, including evidence regarding the impacts of the arts for at-risk youth, the connection between childhood arts experiences and adult arts attendance, the impacts of partnerships between arts organizations and schools, ways to improve arts education in American schools, as well as information about an arts education research clearinghouse.  http://www.artsresearchmonitor.com/arm_details.php?armUID=1198