The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council undertook three digital and interactive initiatives that resulted in the first ever Canada Dance Mapping Study. These are now available online and include:
The findings enrich our understanding of dance in Canada, its diversity and social impacts. All the reports and initiatives are now easily accessible by theme and available on one page of the Canada Council's website. The Study presents findings in innovative ways and includes a comprehensive bibliography. Please feel free to share the information.
A heartfelt thank you to all of the dancers, choreographers, teachers, organizations and collectives who participated and shared the results with their networks.
In 2011 the Canada Council for the Arts, in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council, launched the Canada Dance Mapping Study to identify, quantify and describe the ecology, economy and environment of dance in Canada. It was an initiative to investigate dance in its evolving state and in its multifaceted influences on the lives of Canadians.
The Study was supported by a Steering Committee including dance representatives from public arts funders as well as representatives from the professional dance community.
The Ontario Arts Council plays a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians.
The Canada Council for the Arts supports, promotes and celebrates the work of Canadian artists and arts organizations.