Vol. 17 No 10 | March 2019 | © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2019 | ISSN 1708-170X
In this issue: A focus on participation in the arts, culture, and heritage, including summaries of three Canadian reports as well as a survey of elder British residents.
Also: Demographic Patterns in Canadians’ Arts Participation in 2016
Hill Strategies Research Inc., November 2018 and February 2019
Two recent reports from Hill Strategies examine Canadians’ participation in the arts, culture, and heritage based on Statistics Canada’s 2016 General Social Survey. The broadest participation indicators show that, in 2016: 99.5% of Canadians participated in the arts, culture, and heritage in some way; 86% of Canadians attended at least one arts activity; 77% read at least one book; and 70% visited at least one heritage site.
The More Canada Think Tank, December 2018
Based on a review of existing research and “think tank sessions on Canadian books and Canadian publishing” between December 2017 and September 2018, this report concludes that there is a paradox related to Canadian English-language books: “despite the presence of a burgeoning writing community and a stable, successful publishing industry, there is a steady decline in the reading and purchasing of Canadian-authored books by the Canadian public.”.
Arts Council England, January 2016
Based on a survey of 700 English residents over 65 years of age in 2015, this report found that 38% of respondents believe that “it is more difficult to attend or take part in arts and cultural events or activities now compared to when they were younger”.