Woven Histories of Arts Service Organizations

Kadon Douglas • Woven Histories of ASOs

Karen Carter • Woven Histories of ASOs

Susan Xianshu Huang • Woven Histories of ASOs

Alica Hall • Woven Histories of ASOs

charles c. smith • Woven Histories of ASOs

David Woods • Woven Histories of ASOs

France Trépanier and Chris Creighton-Kelly • Woven Histories of ASOs

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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

Future of Arts Work, logos of LeSage Arts Management and Mass Culture. A blue rose is present for decorative purposes.

2021 Federal Budget Opinion Surveys

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.…
Future of Work_Study Date

Mass One Study Date: The Future of Work

THE FUTURE OF WORK • Mass One Study Date In the Zoom Where it Happened By Samantha Staresincic Looking at the “now” to think about the Future of Arts Work in…
MC MINDS ON THE EDGE – Introducing MC Minds

Introducing MC Minds: On the Edge

INTRODUCING MC MINDS: ON THE EDGE From Inside the MC Office By Jasmine Spei & Meg Shannon Now in its fifth year, Mass Culture has grown from an idea shared…

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

Cultural Planning • Whitehorse, YK • 2020

Arts Access • Montréal, QC • 2020

Arts Policy • Wakefield, QC • 2019

Cultural Planning • Vancouver, BC • 2019

Arts Access • Toronto, ON • 2019

Arts Impact • Toronto, ON • 2019

Arts Impact • Toronto, ON • 2019

Cultural Planning • Toronto, ON • 2019

Creative Spaces • Waterloo, ON • 2019

Cultural Planning • Sudbury, ON • 2019

Audience Development • Charlottetown, PEI • 2019

Impact & Measurement • Vancouver, BC • 2019

Cultural Planning • Charlottetown, PEI • 2018

Cultural Planning • Six Nations, ON • 2018

Arts Workers • Toronto, ON • 2018

Data • Toronto, ON • 2018

Rural Arts • Thunder Bay, ON • 2018

Cultural Policy • Halifax, NS • 2018

Cultural Planning • Regina, SK • 2018

Arts Workers • Ottawa, ON • 2018

Cultural Policy • Toronto, ON • 2018

Rural Arts • Haileybury, ON • 2018

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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.

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