WorkInCulture Releases Culture Sector Sustainability Report MakingItWork

(Toronto, ON) May 9, 2019 – WorkInCulture announced today the results of a research report entitled MakingItWork: Pathways Toward Sustainable Cultural Careers, which was commissioned to profile today’s Culture Sector labour market, and identify the challenges and opportunities the sector is facing, and recommend ways to move forward.

The report presents the findings of the Culture Sector’s demographics and needs at an individual and organizational level, aspirations for career sustainability, diversity in the workforce, and other key areas. It encapsulates the Culture Sector through four subsectors: Arts, Cultural Industries, Libraries, and Museum and Heritage. The report’s findings will be presented at a panel during the 2019 Creative Works conference on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

“MakingItWork reveals a substantial need for support in the culture sector, both for organizations and individuals,” said Diane Davy, Executive Director of WorkInCulture. “To better understand our areas of growth and development, it is essential to identify and examine the elements necessary for a diverse and thriving culture sector in Ontario. This report is the first step in that process, and we look forward to working alongside our partners in the community to develop solutions and new opportunities for progress.”

“Thanks to the important research done by WorkInCulture, we now have a comprehensive overview of the culture workforce,” said Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “The report’s findings will help to identify gaps in skills development, recommend solutions to address them and ensure the culture sector grows and continues to be an important economic driver in Ontario.”