Woven Histories of Arts Service Organizations
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.
Survey: Board Governance Innovation Ideas
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 email@example.com.
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.