Perceptions of Arts and Culture

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.


This research contextualizes Culture Days within a larger sector, and reflects some of the general public’s perceptions of arts and culture.

Culture Days attendees are more likely than the Canadian general population to agree that anyone can appreciate art:

A majority of Canadians see arts and culture as playing either a large role or some role in the following aspects of our culture:

Further reading:
‘Culture Track: Canada’ - Report from Business / Arts
‘Social Impact and Benefits in Arts and Culture’ - Report from the Government of Canada

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