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Rural communities interested in attracting Artists
The Spirit of Alberta
Policy Alberta http://www.culture.alberta.ca/about/premiers-council/pdf/SpiritofAlberta...
The Spirit of Alberta provides a framework for decision-making related to the support, growth and development of culture in Alberta. It ensures Albertans have the opportunity to share, express and experience culture in a province that respects the past, celebrates the present and welcomes the future. The approach is to build a culture that will shape the future of the province through access, capacity, excellence and cultural industries.
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Rural Artistic Initiative
Initiative Alberta http://www.radf.ca/projects/rural_artistic_initiative/
The initiative supports the Empress Theatre Society to expand the Windy Mountain Music Festival. The Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod is Alberta's oldest theatre. The initiative provides support in training to rural-based classical musicians, tours to other rural Alberta communities and off-season residencies with artistic partners across Alberta. It also allows the society to develop a system for restoring and screening historical films and a world music series, while modernizing its booking, promotional and ticket sales systems. The expected outcomes and benefits of this initiative will be expansion of the arts communities in Southern Alberta. Rural communities who wish to work on arts and heritage in Alberta can take advantage of training and support of this project.
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Canada Arts Presentation Fund
Fund Canada http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1267553110077/1268404392232
The objective of the fund is to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. It recognizes that arts presenters are key partners in achieving this objective by providing financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series. Rural and remote communities can access this fund to organize arts festivals and support their arts presenters.
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Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
Fund Canada http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1267728945673
The fund supports the improvement, renovation and construction of arts and heritage facilities, and the acquisition of specialized equipment and conducting feasibility studies. It aims to improve Canada's cultural infrastructure, with a focus on repairing and upgrading arts and heritage facilities across the country, including those in under-served areas. The fund can help rural communities in performing arts, visual arts, media arts, museum collections and heritage displays.
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Canada Cultural Investment Fund (formerly Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program)
Fund Canada http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1268609659093
The objective of the fund is to support management and greater financial stability in arts and heritage organizations. This is achieved through support for initiatives intended to diversify revenue streams, strengthen management capacities and ensure that arts and heritage organizations are supported in their communities for the contribution they make. The program has four components that work together in achieving these objectives: Endowment Incentives, Cultural Capitals of Canada, Strategic Initiatives and Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations. The fund can strengthen the management capacities of rural cultural organizations.
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National Benefits Hub: The Arts
Data bank Canada http://benefitshub.ca/search/search&keywords=arts/
The databank provides updated information on the field of recreation, arts, culture, heritage, environment/parks and sports. In addition to being an invaluable resource for recreation practitioners, the website also provides an opportunity to communicate about issues, provide feedback and promote a greater awareness among a variety of stakeholders of the value of recreation and parks and the personal, social, economic and environmental benefits they deliver. This database can help rural communities access updated and useful information on arts and cultural activities.
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The Creative City Network of Canada
Network Canada http://www.creativecity.ca/
The Creative City Network of Canada is an organization of municipal staff working in communities across Canada on arts, cultural and heritage policy, planning, development and support. It connects and educates the people who are involved in this work to be more effective in cultural development of their communities. By sharing experience, expertise, information and best practices, members support each other through dialogue, both in person and online. Rural communities can get useful information on research, public education and professional development resources in the field of local cultural policy, planning and practice.
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The Arts, Health and Seniors, British Columbia
Project Canada http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/arts-and-health-project.aspx
The project explores how involvement in the arts can improve the health and well-being of seniors. The project facilitates seniors' creative contributions to their communities, while improving their health and strengthening their sense of well-being. The program also builds expertise among workers and artists working with seniors. Artists from a variety of disciplines are currently working with seniors in the development of work in the visual arts, the written word, multidisciplinary performance and digital storytelling.
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Cultural Planning Toolkit
Toolkit Canada http://www.creativecity.ca/database/files/library/cultural_planning_tool...
The toolkit is a guide for the process of cultural planning in a community. It includes an adaptable model and practical checklists for navigating and charting progress. The toolkit has been developed to encourage community leaders, planners and local government staff to explore the potential of cultural planning.
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Cultural Mapping Toolkit
Toolkit Canada http://www.creativecity.ca/database/files/library/cultural_mapping_toolk...
The toolkit has been designed to provide material on the mapping process, from creating an inventory to drawing up and presenting the map. The process has been broken down into stages and steps. Each step is accompanied by examples, checklists or worksheets to help individuals and communities get organized.
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Public Art Toolkit
Toolkit Canada http://www.creativecity.ca/database/files/library/Public_Art_Toolkit(2).pdf
The toolkit contains resources for the management of public art projects. It is intended as a guide to plan a public art program or evaluate an existing one. The toolkit includes: public art overview; different points of views; details on all phases of completing a public art project/program; links to examples and resources from around the world; detailed case studies and project examples of varying scales; illustrative photos from public art projects; and a compilation of links to key web-based resources. Through this toolkit, communities can gain enhanced knowledge on planning and maintaining public art projects and programs, and can develop better capacity to deliver such projects and programs.
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The Value of Presenting: A Study of Arts Presentation in Canada
Website Canada http://www.diffusionartspresenting.ca/
The website is a space for people who present live performing arts in Canada in any venue or outdoor space and everyone they work with. Communities can use this site to preview findings, examine emerging ideas and participate in dialogues to raise awareness of the role of the live arts presenter in the creative chain, in communities and in society.
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Building Public Engagement with the Arts in New Brunswick
Project Canada http://www.canadacouncil.ca/NR/rdonlyres/8E772277-7270-4EE3-915E-CCEF958...
This study is part of a two-year pilot project entitled 'Building Public Engagement in the Arts'. The overall objective of this study is to provide information about the level of engagement in the arts and behaviour and attitudinal changes of the general public towards the arts, in New Brunswick.
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The Arts and Heritage in Canada: Access and Availability
Project Canada http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/pwgsc-tpsgc/por-ef/canadian_heritag...
The Department of Canadian Heritage commissioned a research project related to the arts and heritage in Canada. The main objective was to gather information on Canadians' attitudes towards an array of issues relating to behaviours and values associated with arts and heritage.
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Ontario Arts Engagement Study 2011
Report Canada http://www.arts.on.ca/Page4405.aspx
The study looks at the full spectrum of arts activities from traditional audience-based activities (such as attending performing arts events or visiting an art gallery) to personal practice activities (such as playing a musical instrument, painting or taking dance lessons) and includes arts participation via electronic, print and digital media (such as radio, television or the Internet). It also explores the importance of these activities to Ontarians, the settings in which arts activities take place, the relationships between personal practice and attendance, and the patterns of engagement across regions and demographic groups related to age and gender.
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Developing and revitalizing rural communities through arts and culture 2009
Project Canada http://www.creativecity.ca/database/files/library/rural_communities_arts...
This comprehensive review of research on cultural and creative business development in rural communities includes information from Canada, Australia, the United States and Europe. A summary overview highlights the common themes emerging around cultural development in rural areas across the four project areas, and recurring critical ingredients to foster vibrant arts activity in rural and small communities. It is intended to assist rural communities to take advantage of their creative capacity.
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Pinawa, Manitoba
Community Canada http://www.pinawa.com/
Pinawa, Manitoba is a community of 1,500 people and is located on the border of Whiteshell National Park and River Pinawa is an attractive and diverse community, home to scientists, entrepreneurs and their families. The Pinawa website clearly advertises the needs of the creative class. Newcomers to Pinawa work effectively with internet access, technology and business resources all conveniently located in a recreation paradise. Pinawa's success in retaining and/or attracting young educated people is evident in the fact that in 2001 the percentage of the population aged 20-34 with a university certificate, diploma or degree was 27.3 per cent as compared to the provincial average of 18.7 per cent.
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Arts and Economic Prosperity Calculator
Tool Other http://www.artsusa.org/information_services/research/services/economic_i...
The calculator is a free and simple tool that makes it possible to estimate the economic impact of arts and culture organizations and the entire non-profit arts community on their local economy. These analyses are based on research findings from the 156 communities and regions that were part of Arts and Economic Prosperity III, Americans for the Arts' national economic impact study of non-profit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. Rural communities can use this calculator to measure the economic impacts of arts activities on their area.
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The Arts + Community Change Initiative
Initiative Other http://artsandcommunitychange.org/about/
The initiative works to shape public policy, support innovative practice, build collaborative capacity and support learning and networking. It also connects arts, culture, equitable development, and social justice in all of their complexity to strengthen low-income neighbourhoods and work towards systemic change.
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Strengthening Rural Economies through the Arts
Report Other http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/RURALARTS.pdf
In 2005, the United States National Governors Association commissioned a report, Strengthening Rural Economies through the Arts. The report identified that an 'arts-based economy can enhance state efforts to diversify rural economies, generate revenue, improve the quality of life and attract visitors and investment. The report recognizes the importance of creativity to over 25 states. The report can be useful for rural communities in fostering the climate needed to attract the creative class.
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Lanesboro, Minnesota
Community Other http://www.lanesboro.com/
Lanesboro, Minnesota, town of 788 people, formed a Lanesboro Art Council and bought an old theater space in 1980. In 1994, it opened the non-profit Cornucopia Art Center on Main Street, hosting exhibits and gallery sales of local artists. It won funding for a national Artist in Residency Program, bringing four to six artists to town annually to make new work and engage the community. Currently, the community supports a music festival and an art-in-the-parks program and is advertising for visual and performing artists, musicians and writers, and other self-employed people to move to the town. By 2005, sales at the gallery were generating $12,000 a month, and the theater company's revenues were $200,000 a year. Rural communities who wish to attract and retain artist can use it as a best practice.
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The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, Minnesota
Organization Other http://kulcher.org/?page_id=213
The center, located in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, is a 22-year old multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to expanding the cultural and creative opportunities for rural Americans. The center produces concert series in the fall and winter/spring seasons, and offers courses in the fine and folk arts as well as the art of citizenship through the Continental Divide Folk School. The Center produces and sponsors annual community festivals, including a Finnish winter festival, the Continental Divide Music and Film Festival, the Puppet Pageant and the Longest Night Music Festival. The organization's strategy can be a model of best practice for rural communities who wish to attract talent to their areas.
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