Cultural industries represent a wide variety of sectors, including film and video, broadcasting, music, publishing, performing arts, heritage institutions, and others. Within Canada, this sector makes vital contributions to the economy and in the lives of Canadians. According to the Canadian Government, cultural industry in Canada represents approximately $54.6 billion in the economy.
Canadian governments have a history of public expenditures in support of cultural industries and funding, or other forms of government assistance, is frequently available at all levels of government—federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal.
The federal government’s support for cultural industries is manifest in the seemingly endless supply of departments and agencies that work in Canada’s cultural sector. These include the Canada Council for the Arts, Ministry of Canadian Heritage, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, and Telefilm Canada, among others. This is just at the federal level; each province and territory has its own cultural policy and associated ministries and agencies.
CHG’s consultants have over 30 years of experience in Canada’s cultural sector. Our knowledge and experience make us uniquely able to guide our clients in navigating the extensive array of government bodies that exist in Canada. Through discussions with our clients, we develop comprehensive, strategic, actionable plans that are informed by our extensive knowledge of the sector and deep understanding of government.