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.

Featured Work

2022 Federal Budget Analysis

Authored by Kate Cornell and Isabela Solis-Lozano, Mass Culture is proud to release this year’s Federal Budget Analysis in partnership with the Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Evaluation Fundamentals for the Arts

Arts Service Organizations: Positioning a Future Forward

Arts Service Organizations

Positioning a Future Forward

It is time to bring the ASO community together to investigate the challenges our sector faces, and to advance our ideas for addressing such challenges.

Please see our submitted challenges/ideas here: 

Organismes de services en arts

Se positionner pour l’avenir

Il est temps de mobiliser la communauté des OSA pour examiner les enjeux auxquels notre secteur est confronté, et pour faire progresser nos idées afin de faire face à ces enjeux. 

Pour consulter nos enjeux/idées soumises :

Mass Culture's First Postdoctoral Fellowship

Through a partnership with Dr. ME Luka at the University of Toronto, Laurence Dubuc will be working with Mass Culture to explore and document community-based participatory research strategies for combining creativity with sustainability in the arts and beyond.

Research in Residence

Research in Residence: Arts' Civic Impact

Mass Culture will be releasing evaluation reports for the Research in Residence: Arts’ Civic Impact project in late 2022.

Arts Research Database

Artifex. Resources for Research. Ressources pour la recherche.

Submit resources by emailing artifex@massculture.ca. Read The Dance Current‘s feature on Artifex here.

Arts Impact Community

During the March 2022 datathon, 40+ resources were collected to support Phase 3 of this partnership.

Mass Culture's Research Agenda

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.

You can find out more about Mass Culture’s Research Projects here.

Land Acknowledgement

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.

If you’re not sure of the history of the land on which you live and work, you can check out whose.land/en/ and native-land.ca/.

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