The data presented on this page comes from national surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019. Our 2020 research is compiled separately as it is unique and centered around the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. To see this data, please refer to our COVID-19, Culture Days, and the Arts page.
Arts and culture play an impactful role in the education of young Canadians and can have lasting effects on their development. Many schools and educators organize Culture Days programming every year, so this research regarding arts, culture, and education is especially enlightening.
The top reason why Canadians think that arts and culture improves quality of life is that they help educate children, with 86% of the general population agreeing, while 99% of attendees agree.
How much arts and culture education do you perceive your children receive at school?
Do you see Culture Days as an opportunity to supplement children’s exposure to arts and culture outside of school?
‘Arts Education 2018’ - Report from People for Education (Ontario)
‘Investigating Causal Effects of Arts Education Experiences: Experimental Evidence from Houston’s Arts Access Initiative’ - Report from Rice|Kinder Institute for Urban Research (US)