The Economic Impact of the Arts in Haliburton County

Author: 
Sodero, Stephanie
Date: 
1999
Location: 
Library Shelves
Reference: 
TPB-556
Source: 
U-Links
Abstract: 

As part of their mandate, the Haliburton Development Corporation (HDCD) requested that this study be conducted to determine how many job equivalents are created by the presence of the arts in the County. The study focused on four groups: Sir Sanford Fleming School of Fine Arts, public art galleries, artists and artisans, and art retail outlets.

It was intended that the data in the study be used by the HCDC as well as governments to inform how they will develop the arts sector in the area in future. The benefits and limitations of such a study, term definitions, and methodology are outlined at the outset and followed by data tables, conclusions, and suggestions for future research. The author's vision of the study as fitting into the bioregional philosophy is presented.