The Canada Council for the Arts is passionate about knowledge mobilization and the promotion of an innovative, data driven culture in support of public funding of the arts in Canada.
The Research, Evaluation and Performance Measurement Section undertakes evidence-based research, program evaluation and performance measurement activities related to the Council’s priorities and commitments, as well as sector-wide trends in the arts.
Our work supports decision-making and promotes the value of the Council’s investment in the arts. The research initiatives, methodologies and tools the Section develops have been recognized internationally for their pioneering and original approach.
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Why we do research, evaluation and performance measurement
Our rigorous approach to collecting, analyzing and publishing data supports decision-making, program design, and the demonstration of results. Our engagement with the sector and the public through tools such as data visualization and the provision of open data support knowledge sharing and sector development, as well as promote accountability and transparency.
What we do
How we work
We use an evidence-based practice to undertake robust, relevant, and timely data analyses, evaluations and performance measurement. In-depth research projects allow the Council to be at the forefront of knowledge about Canadian arts and culture and to communicate the impact of its investments. Our research goals are also advanced through partnerships, consultations with key stakeholders and sharing data with partners.
Stats and Stories is an interactive website that presents a breadth of information about the Canada Council’s funding. It includes breakdowns of disciplinary funding, five-year funding trends, open data tables and stories about what artists and arts organizations did with their grants.
communities grants were awarded
in grants and prizes awarded
We offer the public detailed statistical data regarding our grant recipients in formatted Excel documents and in a machine readable format (.csv). Data can be sorted by programs, regions (e.g. community and census metropolitan area) and can also be added to other databases on arts and culture activities and organizations in Canada. Get a better understanding and learn more about Open Data from our blog.
If you’ve used our data let us know. We might share your results on social media. Send us an email.
Browse the archive of our research reports and publications. You can explore these by year, searching by author or publisher.
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