Art Research Links

art reasearch links - liens de recherche
A useful list of art research links offering current cultural data, analysis, policy and trends in Canada and around the world.


Art Bridges – Toile des arts Art Bridges
Canada-wide hub for community-engaged arts initiatives that connects people interested or active in community-engaged arts across Canada. Search or browse resources such as community arts toolkits, templates, reflections and stories, best practices, and find out about educational and professional development opportunities for community artists across Canada. 


CADAC (Canadian Arts Data / Données sur les arts au Canada)
Web based application dedicated to the collection, dissemination and analysis of financial and statistical information about Canadian arts organizations.

Canadian Conference of the Arts
National forum for the arts and cultural community in Canada providing research, analysis and consultations on public policies affecting the arts, Canadian cultural institutions and industries. Resources are still available as an archive despite the fact that the CCA closed its doors in 2012.


Creative City Network

Organization of people employed by municipalities across Canada working on arts, culture and heritage policy, planning, development and support. Making the Case for Culture is an original collection of web profiles and resources exploring the impacts and value of culture in communities and cities.


Hill Strategies Research
Canadian company that aims to provide insightful evidence about the arts through the Statistical Insights on the Arts, a series of statistical reports, and the Arts Research Monitor, a summary of research findings from various sources. The Arts Research Monitor provides categories, quick links and easy search access for all Arts Research Monitor articles.


Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec (OCCQ)
Mission is to meet the real and tangible needs of stakeholders in the sectors of culture and communications as well as of those who have dealings with those sectors in matters of statistics, research assistance and monitoring.


Statistics Canada – Culture and Leisure
Information on creative artistic activities and the goods and services produced by these activities. The Guide to Culture Statistics links users to information on culture surveys, data and analysis.

 Statistics Canada – Culture Satellite Account (CSA)
The CSA identifies the "culture" and "sport" dimensions from within the Canadian economy and provides measures of the economic importance of culture (inclusive of the arts and heritage) and sport in Canada in terms of output, gross domestic product and employment.


The Value of Presenting

This website is a space for people who present live performing arts in Canada and everyone they work with. You can use this site to participate in dialogues, preview findings, examine emerging ideas and stay up-to-date on project activities.


Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe
Web-based and permanently updated information and monitoring system of national cultural policies in Europe. Note: this website is available only in English.


International Federation of Arts Councils (IFACCA)
Provides international resources and links relating to arts research.


The European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts-Institute)
Provides those working in the cultural field with solid empirical information and analysis as a basis for their actions.


WorldCP: International Database of Cultural Policies
WorldCP is a central, web-based and continuously updated database of country-specific profiles of policies that relate to culture. Modelled on the Council of Europe/ERICarts Compendium, it will also provide the capacity to monitor and analyse global trends in key aspects of cultural policies.