ArtsScene is Business for the Arts’ network of leading young business professionals who support the arts through volunteerism and patronage, and they are currently seeking new volunteers.
artsScene‘s mission is to:
- Inspire interest in the arts – artsScene offers unique and meaningful encounters with the arts.
- Deepen engagement in the arts – artsScene connects young business professionals to volunteer board and committee positions in the arts with boardLink.
- Unite & strengthen the next generation of business leaders – Employee engagement and building of creative leadership skills is aimed to enhance performance, as well as mentor opportunities with senior business leaders who support the arts.
- Recognize YP volunteers in the arts – artsScene celebrates young business professionals who demonstrate leadership as volunteers in the arts with the Arnold Edinborough Award.
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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.