Research

Additional research documents are available within our discipline specific mini sites.

 

Cross-sectoral

Culture 3.0: Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on the Cultural Sector in Canada (2011)
Culture 3.0 analyzes the impact of emerging digital technologies on human resources in the cultural sector from the perspectives of both employers and workers in each of the eight sub-sectors.

Cultural HR Study 2010
The Cultural Human Resources Council's (CHRC) much anticipated Cultural HR Study 2010 is now online. The Study, conducted by the Conference Board of Canada, draws on the input of thousands of employers and workers from the entire cultural community in Broadcasting; Digital Media; Film and Television; Heritage; Live Performing Arts; Music and Sound Recording; Visual Arts and Crafts; and Writing and Publishing. This is the largest HR study ever undertaken on the cultural sector in Canada.

Employment Insurance Special Benefits for Self-Employed People: The Impact on Artists and Cultural Workers
Full document (PDF)
Self-employed Canadians are able to enroll in the Employment Insurance program and become eligible to receive these EI special benefits effective January 1, 2011: Maternity Benefits, Parental Benefits, Compassionate Care Benefits and Sickness Benefits. This report examines this new program to determine its relevance for the cultural community and the likelihood that freelance artists and other cultural workers will enroll.

The Effect of the Global Economic Recession on Canada's Creative Economy
in 2009

National Compensation Study - 2009 Update for Management and Administration in Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations (2009)
The National Compensation Study for Management and Administration in Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations is an update of a similar study released in 2003. Data was gathered on base salary, employee benefits and perquisites, as well as a number of other human resources issues from over 200 organizations within the not-for-profit arts sector.
Full document (PDF)

Building on Success (2004)
Full document (PDF)
Based on three years of research and consultation with artists and cultural workers from across the country, Building on Success analyses these three issues in terms of importance to the sector: Management, Career self-employment and Career-long learning.

Canada's Cultural Sector Labour Force (2004)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Canada's Cultural Sector Labour Force provides a profile of the arts, culture and heritage labour force, through geographical, socio-economic and employment characteristics, and earnings and trends, both nationally and on a provincial/territorial basis.

Cultural Sector Fast Stats (2004)
Full document (PDF)
Fast Stats provides statistical overviews by sub-sector (Audio-Visual and Live Performing Arts, Heritage, Music and Sound Recording, Visual Arts and Crafts, and Writing and Publishing) based on 2001 Census data. These include not only demographic information but also sector observations that evoke a broader perspective. Fast Stats concludes with a strong recommendation for a renewal of the Survey of the Cultural Labour Force, following the last one undertaken over a decade ago.

National Compensation Survey (2003)
Full Document (PDF)
Deloitte & Touche carried out the survey under the direction of a Steering Committee and Advisory Committee that included representatives of arts organizations, and government and private funders. Over 230 respondents provided information on compensation and benefits, and on other human resource questions.

Face of the Future (2002)
Highlights of the Literature Review (PDF) | Findings and Recommendations (PDF)
The Report covers four broad HR areas: employment status, recruitment and retention, access to training, and demand for new competencies. These were considered in relation to certain environmental issues, namely: new technologies, public policy, globalization and demographics.

 

Cultural Management

HR Tools: Cultural Human Resources Management Toolkit
All cultural managers should have this resource at their fingertips to help solve the myriad of human resource issues they have to deal with such as managing conflict, evaluating performance, dealing with compensation and benefits, hiring, firing, etc.
HR Tools

Cultural Mentors - Training Gaps Analysis (2005)
Full document (PDF)

Mentorship Strategy for Managers and Administrators of Cultural Organisations (2005)
Full Document (PDF)

Canadian Association of Arts Administration Educators Graduate Survey (2005)
Full document (PDF)
A detailed study about the work experiences of graduates of cultural management and arts administration programs in Canada. This study is part of a larger CHRC initiative to support and strengthen the role of managers and administrators in cultural organizations.

Feasibility Study on Certification of Cultural Managers (2005)
Full document (PDF)

Creative Management Project: Good Practices Stories (2004)
Always on Focus: Planning as a Management Tool
A Culture of Collaboration: Working in Teams and Across Disciplines
Tracking the Pennies: An Emphasis on Good Financial Management

 

Digital Media

NEW! Starting a Digital Media Business: A Guide for Digital Media Entrepreneurs (2013)
This handy, practical resource can save you time, money and frustration

NEW! Digital Media HR Toolkit (2013)

  • Chart of Competencies (for Creation, Project Management and Business functions)
  • Competency Profiles (for Creation, Project Management and Business functions)
  • Training Gaps Analysis
  • Context Paper: Where Creativity Meets Technology in the Digital Economy

Canada's Interactive Digital Media Industry: Where Creativity Meets Technology in the Digital Economy
A Context Paper for a Labour Market Information Project on Digital Content Creators (2012)
Order the full report or read it for free as a CHRC member.

Interactive Media Producers Training Gaps Analysis (2009)
Full document (PDF)

Digital Media Content Creation Technology Roadmap (2009)
Full document (PDF)

New Media Freelance Content Creators (2004)
Full document (PDF)

New Media Content Creators: Training Needs and Gaps Analysis (2004)
Full document (PDF)

 

Film and Television

Location Managers - Training Gaps Analysis (2009)
Full document (PDF)

Showrunners - Training Gaps Analysis (2009)
Full document (PDF)

Directors (Film and Television) - Training Gaps Analysis (2008)
Full document (PDF)

Producers (Film and Television) - Training Gaps Analysis (2008)
Full document (PDF)

Below-the-Line Film and Television Workers - Training Gaps Analysis (2008)
Full document (PDF)

Fast Forward - Recommendations for a National Training Strategy for the Film and Television Industry (2006)
Full document (PDF)

Directors and Producers of Documentary Films - Training Gaps Analysis (2005)
Full document (PDF)

Production Managers: Film and Television - Training Gaps Analysis (2005)
Full document (PDF)

National Employment Study (2004)
Framework: Employment in Canadian Screen-Based Media - A National Profile (PDF)

 

Heritage

Librarians and Library Technicians - Training Gaps Analysis (2006)
Executive Summary (PDF)
The full report, Training Gaps Analysis: Librarians and Library Technicians (which includes the Executive Summary), and the companion publication 8Rs The Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries are available for purchase from the Canadian Librarian Association at orders@cla.ca or 613-232-9625, extension 310.

Human Resources in Canada's Built Heritage Sector : Mapping the Work Force and Setting Strategic Priorities (2004)
Full document (PDF)

 

Live Performing Arts

Presenters - Training Gaps Analysis (2007)
Full Document (PDF)

Entertainment Riggers - Training Gaps Analysis (2007)
Full Document (PDF)

Automation Technicians - Training Gaps Analysis (2006)
Full Document (PDF)

General Stage Technicians (Stage Hands) - Training Gaps Analysis (2006)
Full Document (PDF)

 

Music and Sound Recording

The Business of Music: A National Training Strategy for Business Skills in the Music Industry (2008)
Full Document (PDF)

Recorded Music Production - Training Gaps Analysis (2008)
Full Document (PDF)

Presenters - Training Gaps Analysis (2007)
Full Document (PDF)

Music Publishers - Training Gaps Analysis (2007)
Full Document (PDF)

Music Artist Managers - Training Gaps Analysis (2006)
Full Document (PDF)

Record Label Managers - Training Gaps Analysis (2006)
This document refers to the chart and profile of competencies for Development, Marketing and Distribution in the Music Industry.
Full Document (PDF)

 

Visual Arts and Crafts

 

Writing and Publishing

Magazine Publishing Training Gaps Analysis (2011)
Full Document (PDF)

Canadian Magazine Industry Market Compensation Survey (2008)
Full Document (PDF)

Book Publishers Training Gaps Analysis (2005)
Full Document (PDF)