Cultural Planning • Whitehorse, YK • 2020
Research in Residence: Arts' Civic Impact
This video was made by Sariena Luy, alumni of the ArtWorksTO program
The Research in Residence: Arts’ Civic Impact initiative will engage six early-career researchers to implement on-the-ground research to examine the civic impacts of the arts in the lives of Canadians. This initiative will deepen the capacity of the Canadian arts sector to develop evidence-based approaches and build a future in which the arts sector in Canada can thrive.
L’initiative Research in Residence: Impact civique des arts engagera six chercheurs en début de carrière pour mettre en œuvre une recherche sur le terrain afin d’examiner les impacts civiques des arts dans la vie des Canadiens. Cette initiative renforcera la capacité du secteur canadien des arts à élaborer des approches fondées sur des données probantes et à bâtir un avenir dans lequel le secteur des arts au Canada pourra prospérer.
GROWING A NETWORK TO SUPPORT ARTS & CULTURAL RESEARCH ACROSS CANADA
Mass Culture is an arts support organization that strives to harness the power of research to learn and generate new insights, enabling the arts community to be strategic, focused and adaptive.
Mass Culture is an arts research organization that seeks to support the dissemination of arts and cultural research across Canada. Through a network of stakeholders, Mass Culture will address cultural research issues at organizational, sectoral, and governmental levels. Founded in 2015, it has since acquired charitable status.
Building an Arts Impact Community
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Mass Culture and the Association for Opera in Canada (AOC) are thrilled to launch registration for our joint event, Building an Arts Impact Community. This event is free and will occur on June 23, 1-4pm Eastern.
Joining Senator Patricia Bovey, whose participation we announced last week, will be a number of amazing individuals working on the forefront of various arts’ social impact initiatives.
Christina Loewen of Association for Opera in Canada will share their 5 year journey to the creation of an Opera Civic Impact Framework and Platform with an invitation for a grassroots exploration of what a broader Arts Impact Community and Approach might look like.
Dr. Gladys Rowe will set the stage for decolonized community-building, as we break down into Action Tables led by Lynda Rey, Meghan Lindsay, Meredith Davis and Jonathan Lapalme.
To find out more about the event and speakers, check out the event webpage.
To register, click here.
Research Release: Mapping arts services organizations as cultural research conduits
Mass Culture is delighted to release Dr. Miranda Campbell’s report “What does the arts-service organization sector look like in Canada today?” This research was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and supported by Ryerson University and resulted in both the report and an interactive digital map showing ASOs across Canada. The map by no means includes all ASOs in Canada. Let us know if you’d like yours included – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As determined through conversations with the sector
Mass Culture’s Research Priorities are:
• Framing Arts Impact by conveying the value of the arts in society;
• To create a Community of Practice for arts research;
• To conduct Research About the Arts Sector, allowing us to get to know ourselves better.
Mass Culture brings the arts community together to discuss research priorities that matter to them
Mass Culture honours and acknowledges the territories upon which our offices reside, the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Métis, and the Anishinabek, including the Mississaugas of the New Credit Nation. We recognize and respect all recorded and unrecorded Nations who cared for this land of Tkaronto, meaning “Where the Trees Meet the Water.” We honour the Dish With One Spoon treaty and our responsibility to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Mass Culture is grateful for the opportunity to nurture the world of the arts and connect cultures and communities across this land, which is the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. We hope to breathe life into our obligations to those communities and treaties.