Arts & Culture Interests

We’ve gathered information regarding the kinds of arts and culture activities that people in Canada engage with throughout the year, and the types of activities they wish they could be more involved in. There are also plenty of reasons why people in Canada might not engage with arts and culture—how can the sector overcome some of these barriers and perceptions?

In 2019, 69% of people in Canada participated in at least one arts and culture activity:

The top 5 were:

In 2021, with venues still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, 55% of people in Canada participated in arts and culture in-person:

More than 9 in 10 Culture Days attendees participated in arts and culture throughout 2021, many attending activities online:




Further Reading:
‘Canadians’ Arts, Culture, and Heritage Participation in 2016’ - Hill Strategies Research Report

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