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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.

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.  

Arts and Heritage Development Branch Annual Reports

The Arts and Heritage Development Branch Annual Reports outline the accomplishments of Cultural Funding, Cultural Development & Initiatives and the Public Art Program.

2018 Annual Report

2018 was a defining year for the Arts and Heritage Development Unit. As you read this 2018 Annual Report [ PDF - 3.33 MB ], you will discover how the leadership and commitment of our staff has culminated in important relationship building with equity seeking communities; and progress on many initiatives that build a stronger and inclusive community.