Publicly owned arts and culture spaces in Canada’s provinces and territories
Number & types of spaces, rural / urban split, and condition of performance & gallery spaces
In last week’s post, I noted that there are 5,760 arts and culture spaces in Canada that are owned by municipal, provincial, and federal governments. (The Statistics Canada survey on which this information is based excludes spaces owned by First Nations and other Indigenous governments.)
Arts and culture spaces are unevenly distributed among the provinces and territories. In general, smaller provinces tend to have more venues on a per capita basis. The condition of arts facilities varies significantly by province.
I’m not including my analysis of the per capita numbers, because they don’t seem to mean much, beyond what I just noted. I don’t believe that they would provide a useful benchmark for planning efforts. On the other hand, condition details are provided in this post.