Ever wonder how your province or territory stacks up against other Canadian regions in terms of per-capita spending on the arts?
Here's your answer, courtesy of a just-released report from Canada Conference on the Arts:
Newfoundland and Labrador are doing well relative to the other provinces, at $156 per capita.
The arts are a major contributor to social well being and community cohesion. Many economic studies conclusively demonstrate that the arts also make a substantial contribution to economic development. The regional disparity in arts spending is far wider than I realized, and it was a surprise to me that Ontario ranks so low on this list.