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Michael Choo

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Elena Bird

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Business Analyst
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Canadians’ Arts, Culture and Heritage Participation in 2016

November 26, 2018

This report examines the number and percentage of Canadians 15 years or older who participated in specific arts, culture and heritage activities in 2016. Activities include: performing/making art; attending live performances and festivals; visiting art galleries and other museums; visiting heritage sites and other heritage organizations; reading a newspaper, magazine or book; watching movies; and listening to recorded music. Where comparable data are available, trends in participation between 1992 and 2016 are highlighted.
This report is part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series by Hill Strategies Research. It is based on Statistics Canada’s 2016 General Social Survey.
The Statistical Insights on the Arts series is funded by the Ontario Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts as part of our shared commitment to making arts research available to inform the work of Canada’s arts community and educate the general public about Canada’s arts sector.