This report was comissioned by the Canadian Public Arts Funders (CPAF) as a discussion paper for a meeting of staff in June 2014. The scope of the project was to provide an overview of key Canadian evidence and sources using a "holistic" framework that recognizes the complex and interrelated benefits of the arts in Canada. Evidence adderssing five areas is explored: 1) Quality of life; 2) well-being and health; 3) society and identify; 4) education; 5) economy. Strengths, weaknesses and knowledge gaps are identified, as are the implications for CPAF members.
Making a Holistic Case for the Arts: Canadian Evidence regarding the Relationship between the Arts and Quality of Life, Well-being, Health, Education, Society and the Economy