Digital Innovation Council for the Performing Arts

Digitizing the Performing Arts: An Assessment of Opportunities, Issues and Challenges is designed to offer a springboard for new conversations and digital capacity- and skill-building in the presenting field. 

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Aging the Creative Way

June 2, 2016 – If you see more grey hair in your venue, don’t panic. The whole population is aging; not just your audience.   Read more

A Closer Look at Culture Indicators

May 16, 2016 – Last week, Statistics Canada released a series of economic indicators on arts and culture. The absolute figures – $54.6 billion, 630,000 jobs – are impressive. The trends over time, less so.   Read more

Changing Patterns in Recreation Expenses

May 9, 2016 – As the government undertakes a consultation on Canadian content in a digital world, now's an auspicious time to look at how Canadians use their disposible income when it comes to recreation.   Read more

Writing the Next Chapter of Canadian Cultural Policy

April 29, 2016 – The last week saw two major announcements which are bound to change the arts and culture landscape in Canada. Over the weekend, the Minister of Canadian Heritage announced a major consultation on Canadian Content in a Digital World. Then, the Canada Council for the Arts released its 2016-2021 strategic plan.   Read more

Where Does Audience Research Takes Us Next?

April 18, 2016 – Give a research report to a performing arts presenter, and he or she will look into it for one thing: audience insights. The problem is, not enough research in Canada actually delivers actionable audience insights. Other nations are nonetheless taking audience research down exciting paths.   Read more

Digital Innovation Council for the Performing Arts

Arts & Belonging

A new national report, published by Community Foundations of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Arts Presenting Association, is shining a spotlight on the power of the arts to build a greater sense of belonging to our communities, to our country and to each other.

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