Winnipeg Arts Council Socioeconomic Impact Study
The Winnipeg Arts Council, Probe Research Inc. and Blueprint Consultants are creating an up-to-date study on The Qualitative and Quantitative Impact of the Arts and Creative Industries in Winnipeg (working title). The Winnipeg Arts Council commissioned studies in 2009, 2010 and 2014 that demonstrated the impact of the arts and creative industries on Winnipeg’s economy and cultural life. Those studies provided valuable arguments for the support of the arts and creative industries. Now, that data needs to be refreshed to reflect the importance of sustaining and increasing the city’s investment in the cultural life of Winnipeggers. As well, we will be going beyond the hard numbers to explore the impact that arts and culture have on our quality of life, our health and on our youth, newcomer and Indigenous citizens.