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Ontario Arts Council

Stat of the Day

Amount granted to the arts for each Ontarian
$3.66

Contact

Kathryn Townshend

Director of Research, Policy and Evaluation
416-969-7456
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7456

Michael Choo

Research Analyst
416-969-7445    
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7445

Peter Meyler

Freedom of Information & Records Management Coordinator
416-961-1660 ext. 7468

Performing Arts Spending in Canada in 2001

April 1, 2004

This report examines in much greater detail the spending of Canadian households on live performing arts, which is one line item from the 2001 Survey of Household Spending. This Statistics Canada survey asked 16,901 Canadian households about their spending in 2001, including the following question regarding live performing arts: “In 2001, how much did your household spend on admissions to live performing arts, e.g., plays, concerts, festivals and dance performances?”.  This question includes a broad range of performing arts activities, and should also include for-profit and non-profit performing arts options. Overall, Canadians spent about $824 million on live performing arts events in 2001, nearly double the spending on live sporting events ($451 million).
Available upon request