The arts make a difference in all our lives. The Arts:
Canadians support the arts. In a 2015 study for Business for the Arts:
Over 80% said the following are good reasons for supporting the arts:
Over 70% agreed that good reasons for supporting the arts also included:
Canadians have very positive attitudes toward arts and culture. According to a 2012 Canadian Heritage Study,
Arts Access: Good for People and Communities
Canadians believe that the performing arts benefit their communities, whether or not they attend (according to a 2012 EKOS/CAPACOA survey). In fact, the less likely Canadians are to attend, the more they believe that the performing arts benefit their communities rather than only individuals attending.(4)
(1) Canada Council, Impact of the Arts on Canadian Life.
(2) Strategic Council, Building the Case for Business Support of the Arts: A Study Commissioned by Business for the Arts, Feb.2015.
(3) Phoenix Strategic Perspectives, Final Report: Arts and Heritage in Canada: Access and Availability Survey 2012. Prepared for the Department of Canadian Heritage, November 2012.
(4) Value of Presenting - Survey of the General Public, 2012 (EKOS Research Associates/CAPACOA).