Research and Reports
Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Guidebook for Community Cultural Tourism Champions
This handbook is a comprehensive, introductory overview of the benefits communities can achieve by developing a destination-wide cultural/heritage tourism (CHT) strategy. The guide includes relevant content from many sources, including Dr. Brian White, Dr. Cyril Simard, Bruce Whyte, cultural tourism specialist Steven Thorne, and cultural tourism experts from many participating provinces and territories. Along with practical checklists and tips, eleven provinces and territories have contributed a diverse and inspirational range of Community CHT Showcase case studies. Produced by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers' Table on Culture and Heritage.
Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Guidebook for Community Cultural Tourism Champions (PDF 6.3 MB) on the Tourism Online Resource Centre website
Arts and Culture Research Day 2011
The 2nd Annual Arts and Culture Research Day provided an opportunity for the newly established Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage to share information on the integral role the arts and culture sector will play in the success of the new Department and government in promoting culture. Held on 16 November 2011 external stakeholders (32 participants) saw many opportunities for achieving synergies through leveraging existing resources, engaging in parterships, astute use of existing funds to support priority needs and innovation through investment.
Arts & Culture in Nova Scotia – Developing a Sector Profile Framework
This study was an attempt to generate a sector description that could statistically describe the overall culture sector and its sub-sectors (defined to include: craft, dance, literary sector, music, new media, theatre, and visual arts and design). Multi-cultural organizations, who encompass many of the cultural sub-sectors, were also considered.
NS Arts and Culture Consultation
In July 2010, the Government of Nova Scotia sought the services of an external consultant to seek the advice and opinions of the arts and culture sector regarding government’s role and investment in supporting and fostering artistic and cultural activity in Nova Scotia. The purpose of the consultation process was also to gather input on governance and principles that would guide the public investment into arts and culture.
All information presented in the report comes directly from the consultation participants and reflects their understanding and perceptions of the work and role of government in and with the arts and culture sector. The consultants did not correct any inaccuracies within the responses.
Creative Economy Literature Review
The literature review provides a snapshot of features commonly found in a creative economy. It offers insight into how Nova Scotia could broaden its economic base by enhancing its creative capacity by collaborating with this province's arts and cultural industries sector.
Arts and Culture Research Day
Nova Scotia's arts and culture sector contributes over $1 billion every year to the Nova Scotia economy. But how do we gather better information about that impact and put it to good use to support growth in the creative economy? Arts and Culture Research Day on October 21 brought together members of the sector with staff from the provincial and federal government to help answer that question.
The Social Impact of Arts and Culture in Nova Scotia
This report measures the importance Nova Scotians place on culture and the arts. It provides input to future and current policy and program initiatives and serves as benchmark data for further research.
Going Global: Creative Pursuits
A Partnership Strategy to Support Culture Exporters
This report outlines an important step toward creating and sustaining an environment that supports and promotes the efforts of Nova Scotia cultural exporters.
Statistics Canada Study on Nova Scotia's Culture Sector
The direct and indirect impact of the culture sector in Nova Scotia, as measured by the contribution to the GDP, was estimated at almost $1.2 billion in 2001. This report further examines a variety of indicators to assess of the health and vitality of the culture sector in Nova Scotia.