Canada Dance Mapping Study: Survey of Public Funders
The Survey of Public Funders is one of several research initiatives being undertaken as part of the broader Canada Dance Mapping Study. The purpose of the overall study is to build an evidence-based profile of the breadth and depth of dance activity in Canada. Within that context, the purpose of the Survey of Public Funders is to collect primary data regarding support from public funders in Canada to the dance field. In particular, the study seeks to identify what types of dance activity are being funded publicly, for whom, where, how and by what types of public funders.
The Survey of Public Funders is primarily based on the collection and analysis of primary data. Nordicity designed and administered an online survey in order to collect data from a pre-determined group of public funders that were identified as potential supporters of dance activity in Canada. The survey was distributed to a total of 74 public funding organizations across Canada, of which 40 organizations responded.