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Highlights of the Survey on cultural practices in Quebec

During the symposium entitled 50 Years of Public Initiatives in the Cultural Sector in the Province of Quebec being held to mark the 50th anniversary of Ministry of Culture, Minister St-Pierre announced $250,000 in funding for the intervention project in partnership with HEC Montréal dedicated to providing tools to cultural management organizations. At the same time, she presented the positive results of the 2009 highlights of the Survey on cultural practices in Quebec.

This Survey, carried out since 1979 by Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine, seeks to get a better understanding of the development of the cultural behavior in Quebecers. Every five years, it measures activities practiced, as reported by residents age 15 and over. In 2009 a total of 6,878 interviews were carried out—the largest sample in the history of this survey. It covers a number of cultural sectors and provides information notably on media consumption and Internet use, reading habits, listening habits and music consumption, visits to cultural establishments, attendance at films and concerts, as well as data on the purchase of artwork, artist trades, and artisanship.

We invite you to read Bulletin de la recherche et de la statistique SURVOL (Number 17, April 2011), which provides the 2009 highlights of the Survey on cultural practices. The bulletin is available in French only.

For the full program of activities celebrating 50 years of culture in Quebec, visit the Révolution tranquille, un courant d’inspiration website.