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By Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will Straw

Many students, practitioners, and policy-makers within the cultural quarter argue that Canadian cultural coverage is at a crossroads: that the surroundings for cultural policy-making has advanced considerably and that conventional rationales for nation intervention not apply.

The notion of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural coverage panorama, and gives a very likely compelling substitute motive for presidency intervention within the cultural area. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural symptoms and of governance thoughts also are new arrivals, rising as most likely strong instruments for coverage and application development.

Accounting for tradition is a special number of essays from prime Canadian and overseas students that seriously examines cultural citizenship, cultural signs, and governance within the context of evolving cultural practices and cultural policy-making. it is going to be of serious curiosity to students of cultural policy,...

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Donna pioneered the use of the Futures-Invention envisioning practices online in the Cultural Leadership Development Project. Ms. Cardinal taught cultural policy at the University of Alberta for 18 years and now teaches a Web-based course in citizen engagement and consultation for municipal administrators across Canada sponsored jointly by Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta. ca, an online resource for cultural policy professionals within the Canadian Cultural Observatory, and is a Member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s sectoral commission on Culture, Communication and Information.

Mercer talks about the movement from data to information to knowledge, and finally to wisdom, as a way of understanding the path from statistics to policy. Duxbury discusses the paradigm shift from quality of life to community indicators. Others, including Mercer, also reflect on the significance of policies being seen as place-based. Cunningham looks at the transformation of the production of culture, arguing that the cultural industries paradigm had been replaced and/or should be replaced by an innovation paradigm as this was the best entrance into active government intervention for industry shaping.

Cultural statistics and indicators, in this context, cannot simply be “downloaded” or imported from available data sets, no matter how robust these may be. , will form an important quantitative baseline for any such investigation but this is necessary but not sufficient for the task of cultural mapping. ” To citizenship in its fullest sense, that is. To agree on a framework and agenda for cultural mapping in this sense, we need to be attentive to—and informed by—the special contours, features, and textures of the ground that we are surveying.

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