The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is happy to meet its commitment to publish its Analyses of the Provincial and Territorial 2012–13 Budgets from the perspective of arts, culture and heritage.
For several years, the CCA has produced an Analysis of the Federal Budget’s impact on the cultural sector widely used by policy makers and academics. As part of the 2012–2017 Business Plan, the CCA had identified the need for a similar type of publication looking at how provincial and territorial Budgets affect the various cultural sectors across the country.
Why have we undertaken this study? No pan-Canadian analytical overviews on this subject exist, and as Statistics Canada recently terminated its annual survey on Government Expenditures on Culture, it seemed timely to begin a series that would at the very least examine annual fluctuations in cultural support by the two senior levels of government, and attempt to discern trends in funding.
This report was scheduled to be published in the fall of 2012. Further to the CCA having had to shut down its Secretariat at the beginning of November, the work had been delayed, but thanks to the partnership with the Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa, and with the generous support of volunteers, these Analyses are now available on the websites of both organizations.