Resources for Dance Advocates

A compilation of statistical and qualitative data to help you with your dance advocacy. 

Statistics and reports relating to the dance sector:
The Status of Women in the Canadian Arts and Cultural Industries - October 2018, the Ontario Arts Council
Gender Parity in the Canadian Arts Sector and the Barriers to Women's Leadership - May 31, 2018, Kate Cornell of the Canadian Arts Coalition
Economic measures of the performing arts in Canada and Economic statistics by province of the performing arts in Canada (PTCI) - February 2018,Statistics Canada *Summary by the Canada Council here. *Summary and analysis by Hill Strategies Research here.
Arts and heritage access, and availability survey - August 2017, Department of Canadian Heritage
Vital Signs - Arts and Belonging - April 2017, Community Foundations of Canada and CAPACOA
Summary of The Canada Dance Mapping Study - January 2017, Canada Council for the Arts

Statistics and reports relating to dance organizations: 
Diversity and Drivers of Arts Attendance - May 2019, Commissioned by Nanos by Canada's Performing Arts Alliance
Demographic Patterns in Canadians' Arts Participation in 2016 - February 2019, Hill Strategies Research Inc
 Culture Track: Canada releases new data on the attitudes and behaviours of Canadian cultural consumers - June 2018, Business/ArtsLaPlaca CohenNanos Research
2017 National Compensation Study – For Managerial and Administrative Positions in Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations - April 2018, CHRC
Survey of the Social Impacts of Dance Organizations in Canada - 2016, EKOS Research Associations Inc for the Canada Council for the Arts

Statistics and reports relating to individual artists: 
A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada in 2016 (with summary information about cultural workers) - March 2019, Hill Strategies Research Inc *this report has specific details for both "dancers" and "producers, directors & choreographers".
Artist Career Research Methods (Executive Summary) - January 2019, Hill Strategies Research Inc and the Canada Council for the Arts
*an in-depth Canadian and international literature review into methods used to understand artists’ work conditions, incomes, and career paths.

Professional Dance Performers in Canada in 2016 - Activities, incomes, health and career development - December 2016, DTRC
Who Can Afford to be a Starving Artist? - June 2016, Createquity
Canadian Actors' Equity Association census - 2015 by CAEA

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