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.

Organizations and festivals interested in hosting a researcher: a Call for Interest will be made available soon. Join our newsletter to stay informed when it becomes available.

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.

Un appel à intérêt pour les organisations et les festivals intéressés par l’accueil d’un chercheur sera bientôt disponible. Inscrivez-vous à notre newsletter pour rester informé. 

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

This event is now SOLD OUT! If you’d like to be put on the waitlist, please email info@massculture.ca.

 

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

Building an Arts Impact Community. Speakers: Senator Patricia Bovey, Dr. Gladys Rowe, Christina Loewen. Action Tables Led By: Lynda Rey, Meredith Davis, Meghan Lindsay, Jonathan Lapalme. When: June 23, 1 – 4 PM Eastern. Register: bit.ly/artsimpact2021. An event brought to you by: Association for Opera in Canada, Mass Culture, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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 info@massculture.ca

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.

MC MINDS ON THE EDGE – Alternative Federal Budget Chapter

Alternative Federal Budget Chapter – Arts & Culture

Alternative Federal Budget Chapter – Arts & Culture By Cate Proctor and Bridget MacIntosh From September 2020, Cate’s book Leverage the Arts Ecosystem to Influence Local Prosperity will be available…
Graphic Recording on Arts Impact by Devon Kerslake

Mass One Study Date: Civic Impact Frameworks

Civic Impact Frameworks • Mass One Study Date In the Zoom Where It Happened By Julie McIsaac Exploring Opera.ca‘s Arts Impact Kernel, and re-contextualizing it to track recovery and resilience.…

Mass Culture brings the arts community together to discuss research priorities that matter to them

1. Cultural Planning • Whitehorse, YK • 2020

Cultural Planning • Whitehorse, YK • 2020

2. Arts Access • Montréal, QC • 2020

Arts Access • Montréal, QC • 2020

3. Arts Policy • Wakefield, QC • 2019

Arts Policy • Wakefield, QC • 2019

4. Cultural Planning • Vancouver, BC • 2019

Cultural Planning • Vancouver, BC • 2019

5. Arts Access • Toronto, ON • 2019

Arts Access • Toronto, ON • 2019

6. Arts Impact • Toronto, ON • 2019

Arts Impact • Toronto, ON • 2019

7. Arts Impact • Toronto, ON • 2019

Arts Impact • Toronto, ON • 2019

8. Cultural Planning • Toronto, ON • 2019

Cultural Planning • Toronto, ON • 2019

9. Creative Spaces • Waterloo, ON • 2019

Creative Spaces • Waterloo, ON • 2019

10. Cultural Planning • Sudbury, ON • 2019

Cultural Planning • Sudbury, ON • 2019

11. Audience Development • Charlottetown, PEI • 2019

Audience Development • Charlottetown, PEI • 2019

12. Impact & Measurement • Vancouver, BC • 2019

Impact & Measurement • Vancouver, BC • 2019

13. Cultural Planning • Charlottetown, PEI • 2018

Cultural Planning • Charlottetown, PEI • 2018

14. Cultural Planning • Six Nations, ON • 2018

Cultural Planning • Six Nations, ON • 2018

15. Arts Workers • Toronto, ON • 2018

Arts Workers • Toronto, ON • 2018

16. Data • Toronto, ON • 2018

Data • Toronto, ON • 2018

17. Rural Arts • Thunder Bay, ON • 2018

Rural Arts • Thunder Bay, ON • 2018

18. Cultural Policy • Halifax, NS • 2018

Cultural Policy • Halifax, NS • 2018

19. Cultural Planning • Regina, SK • 2018

Cultural Planning • Regina, SK • 2018

20. Arts Workers • Ottawa, ON • 2018

Arts Workers • Ottawa, ON • 2018

21. Cultural Policy • Toronto, ON • 2018

Cultural Policy • Toronto, ON • 2018

22. Rural Arts • Haileybury, ON • 2018

Rural Arts • Haileybury, ON • 2018

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