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  • A Culture of Exploitation: “Reconciliation” and the Institutions of Canadian Art (Newly Added)

    The relationship between Canadian cultural institutions (art galleries, museums, funding agencies, collections, etc.) and Indigenous peoples has always been a contentious one. The theft of Indigenous bodies and objects by these institutions is an ongoing feature of colonialism in Canada and even as Indigenous art broke into mainstream Canadian consciousness, the relationship was beset by tokenism and inequality. It was only during a period of activism that culminated in 2017, did these institutions begin to express a commitment to reconciliation.
    And initially, the results of the “reconciliation year ” were positive with increased representation and support. However, since then and in the midst of a pandemic, those commitments have begun to evaporate. This Special Report considers themes in the historic relationship between Indigenous people in the Institutions of Canadian art and culture to contextual a series of interviews conducted with cultural workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and which reveal a renewed exploitation of their labour and their works. Finally, the Report offers 15 Standards of Achievement that can serve as a guide for institutions and governments to begin reversing this exploitation and renewing the relationship.

  • A new framework for building participation in the arts – 606KB

    Arts organizations across the country are actively expanding their efforts to increase public participation in their programs. This report presents the findings of a RAND study sponsored by the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds that looks at the process by which individuals become involved in the arts and attempts to identify ways in which arts institutions can most effectively influence this process. The report presents a behavioural model that identifies the main factors influencing individual decisions about the arts, based on site visits to institutions that have been particularly successful in attracting participants to their programs and in-depth interviews with the directors of more than 100 institutions that have received grants from the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds and the Knight Foundation to encourage greater involvement in the arts.

  • A Place for Culture: Developing a local culture offer for all children and young people – 112KB (2010)

    This document sets out a vision that all children, no matter where they live or what their background, should have the opportunity to enjoy high-quality cultural experiences in and out of school.

  • Aboriginal Tourism in Canada – Atiik Aski: Land of the Caribou – 1273KB

    A guide to developing community-based and Aboriginal tourism. The guide identifies and describes eight best practices derived from a community tourism development strategic planning process carried out over two years by 13 communities in northwestern Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan.

    This case study of the Northwest Manitoba Regional Tourism Strategy, Atiik Askii: Land of the Caribou, identifies and describes eight best practices derived from a community tourism development strategic planning process carried out over two years by 13 communities — 12 located in northwestern Manitoba and one in eastern Saskatchewan. Community and economic development practitioners attempting community tourism development may find that considering and/or adopting these practices in their planning processes can help stakeholders ensure and enrich a successful outcome. The study is based on field interviews with those key participants in the strategic planning process.

  • Advancing Equity and Inclusion, a Guide for Municipalities (Newly Added)

    Every municipality is unique, so there are many critical paths to advance equity and inclusion. City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) and its partners believe that when a municipality works for those who are most at risk of exclusion, including women and girls from a diversity of backgrounds, they work for everyone.

  • An International Literature Review and Inventory of Resources – 5754KB (2009)

    Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Creativity: An International Literature Review and Inventory of Resources This paper provides an overview of English-language academic research literature and policy related studies with respect to cultural development in rural communities.

  • An International Literature Review and Inventory of Resources in French

    Cet article présente une vue d’ensemble de la documentation issue de la recherche universitaire de langue anglaise et d’études portant sur les politiques en matière de développement culturel au sein des collectivités rurales.

  • Annotated Bibliography – 801KB (2009)

    Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Creativity: Annotated Bibliography
    This annotated bibliography is part of the “Developing and Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Arts and Creativity” project, conducted by the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The project was commissioned by the Creative City Network of Canada and acknowledges the support provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage and Rural Alberta’s Development Fund through the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association.

    The purpose of this policy is to contribute to Prince George as BC’s Northern Arts Capital, to contribute to the excellent quality of life of its citizens and to help develop and enhance social, environmental and economic opportunities by promoting art in public places.

  • Art-Goers in Their Communities: Patterns of Civic and Social Engagement – 277KB (2009)

    Recent attempts to study arts participation as a factor in strengthening the lives of communities have focused on quantifying economic or social impacts of artists and arts organizations. For its own part, the National Endowment for the Arts has contributed to such research with a series of reports about artists in the U.S. workforce.1 Since 2006, however, NEA researchers have examined civic benefits associated with arts activity through the lens of the participant.

  • Artist centers: evolution and impact on careers, neighborhoods and economies – 9399KB (2006)

    Over the past generation, a unique form of dedicated space for artists has emerged in the United States. Minnesota serves as a laboratory in this study to explore the impact of artists’ centres on artists and on regions and neighbourhoods. The state and its major metro area—the Twin Cities of Minneapolis–St. Paul—host high concentrations of artists, with their ranks growing relatively rapidly over two decades. In tandem with other elements in the region, the extraordinary density and quality of artists’ centres contribute to the state’s artistic reputation.

  • Artists by Neighbourhood in Canada – 1199KB (2005)

    This report provides an analysis of artists residing in various postal regions – “neighbourhoods” – across Canada. The study is based on a custom data request from Statistics Canada’s 2001 census, conceived of and commissioned by Hill Strategies Research.

  • Artists in Large Canadian Cities – 1735KB (2006)

    This report provides an analysis of artists residing in 92 large municipalities across Canada. “Large municipalities” are defined as those cities with at least 50,000 residents in 2001.

  • Artists in Small and Rural Municipalities in Canada – 1529KB (2006)

    This report finds significant concentrations of artists in small and rural municipalities across Canada. The study is based on a custom data request from Statistics Canada’s 2001 census, conceived of and commissioned by Hill Strategies Research.

  • Arts and culture in regeneration – 237KB (2006)

    A review of international literature related to arts and culture in regeneration, presented at the World Summit on Arts asnd Culture held in NewcatleGateshead, England, in June 2006.

  • Arts and Culture in the Metropolis Strategies for Sustainability – 148KB (2007)

    After three and a half decades of unprecedented growth, the nonprofit arts face an environment that threatens to stunt that growth and raises the prospect of future consolidation. This situation poses severe challenges to the sustainability of local arts sectors. … This study has three goals: (1) to identify the sources and characteristics of this new environment, (2) to describe the ways local arts communities are responding to new challenges, and (3) to analyze Philadelphia’s arts sector and recommend potential solutions to its sustainability problems.