The arts make a difference in all our lives:
The Arts matter to Saskatchewan people. A 2017 study for the Canada Council and Canadian Heritage found that:
They show up:
Nationally, Canadians widely agree that arts and heritage are beneficial to local communities:
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:
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) Environics Research Group, Arts and Heritage Access and Availability Survey 2016-2017, Department of Canadian Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts, POR number: 051-16. 2017.
(3) Strategic Counsel, Building the Case for Business Support of the Arts: A Study Commissioned by Business for the Arts, Feb.2015.
(4) Value of Presenting - Survey of the General Public, 2012 (EKOS Research Associates/CAPACOA).