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Research and reports

Ottawa music industry

Ottawa has the potential to be a music city and one of Canada’s most important music hubs. It has a rich music history. It is home to thousands of talented musicians. It has dedicated music entrepreneurs, established music institutions, and emerging music scenes.

The Connecting Ottawa Music: A Profile of Ottawa’s Music Industries report is a first step in looking at how Ottawa can better cultivate the potential of its music industries. Commissioned by a small group of Ottawa music organizations, funded by the Province’s Ontario Music Fund, and supported by goals of the City’s Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture (2013-2018), this report is targeted to a broad audience and contains recommendations both for the local music industries and the City of Ottawa.

OttawaXYZ cultural map

Looking for information about Ottawa’s local cultural assets?

OttawaXYZ is a dynamic website where you can find and share information on Ottawa’s cultural facilities, organizations, festivals and events, heritage sites, creative businesses, public art, and more!

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts website contains a wealth of arts research information. Search the database, find out about trends and issues, as well as many other useful research links.

National Trust for Canada

Another source of reports and research is the National Trust for Canada (formerly Heritage Canada) website which has library, publications and heritage links.