Donor and Purchasing Trends in the Arts

At the top of this session, Nik Nanos, Chief Data Scientist and Founder of Nanos Research, shared the latest findings from the Arts Response Tracking Survey (ARTS). This edition of ARTS provides valuable insights into culture-goers’ sentiments toward the return to in-person activities, as well as trends in ticket purchasing and donations.

This session also featured a response panel with arts leaders from across the country. Together we considered how attendance and financial support have evolved since the return to in-person arts and culture activities, and explored strategies to engage donors and facilitate partnerships that support recovery within the arts.

This session was moderated by:

  • Kondwani Mwase, Executive Director of Audience Engagement, National Arts Centre

Speakers included:

  • Christine Sadler, Principal, Sadler Inc. Arts Advisory
  • Jason Demers, Director of Development, Theatre Calgary
  • Nik Nanos, Chief Data Scientist and Founder, Nanos Research


Download the latest Arts Response Tracking Survey,
presented in partnership by Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research.

The Arts Response Tracking Survey is undertaken as a partnership with Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research, with the additional support of David Binet and Christine Armstrong and Irfhan Rawji, patrons from the National Arts Centre Foundation.

Arts Response Tracking Survey (ARTS)

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