Arts and Heritage in Canada: Access and Availability Survey 2012

Hills Strategies Research Inc.,
13 February 2013, Canada

Based on a survey of 1,001 Canadians 18 or older in June and July of 2012, 'Arts and Heritage in Canada: Access and Availability Survey 2012' examines Canadians’ attendance and personal involvement in the arts, culture, and heritage, as well as their perceptions regarding cultural activities and government support of culture.

Regarding arts attendance, 83% of respondents indicated that they attended at least one type of live performance or arts event in the past year. The most popular (and most frequently attended) arts activities are “live art performances (63%), craft shows or fairs (55%), and arts or cultural festivals (52%)”. Three-quarters of respondents visited a heritage institution in the past year, with the most popular being historic buildings or sites (55%), museums or science centres (51%), and zoos, aquariums or botanical gardens (47%).

This survey contains some arts attendance statistics that not available from any other source. The report was published by the Department of Canadian Heritage, and was written by Phoenix Strategic Perspectives Inc.

To read the report's executive summary, click here.
To download the full report, click here.