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Arts and Culture: Data and Statistics: Home

Arts Research Monitor

This website from Hill Strategies Research provides synopses of qualitative and quantitative research findings in the arts and culture.
Hill Strategies Research is a Canadian company that aims to provide insightful evidence about the arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

Statistical Indexes & Databases

Getting Started

These comprehensive sources are a great place to start your research.



  • ProQuest Statistical Insight is an index to statistical publications and tables. It includes government, private, and international sources. Particularly useful resource for access to trade publications. Many items are available in the government documents microfiche collection.


  • Sourcebook of Arts Statistics (1989, 1992 addendum) is a general reference book on arts statistics.  It is outdated, but may still be used to identify relevant agencies and producers of information.