What does the art-service organisation sector look like in Canada today?
This research maps art services organizations in Canada at the national, provincial, local, and grassroots levels. It reveals important information like size, activities, and employment / staffing of ASOs.
ASOs function as conduits between artists, communities, and government. Essentially, they serve to represent groups of artists and/or organizations across disciplines in order to advocate and provide resources to an array of creative professionals.
The creative industry is collaborative in nature, and survey results indicate that 90% of ASOs have multiple, ongoing partnerships.
Most ASOs have been active for decades, as they adapt to cater to the ever-shifting landscape of Canadian arts workers like the current pandemic.