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About the Cultural Policy Research Network


The Centre on Governance has been active in research for several years. Since 1995, the Centre’s researchers have been working on many topics such as cultural policy in Canada and elsewhere, culture and social cohesion, and local cultural policies.​


Over the years, the Centre has developed strong ties with the community and developed collaborative projects and occasional associations with many actors in the cultural sector such as the City of Ottawa’s service for culture and leisure, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and the Canadian Coalition for the Arts, to name only a few of these past and occasional partners.


In 2016, Public Administration researchers working on culture regrouped in a thematic network in order to further the potential of the cultural research conducted at the Centre. This initiative seeks to stimulate partnerships, to sustain exchanges and to promote the research on cultural policy that is conducted at the centre.

In 2022, the Network was successful in receiving SSHRC support in their project investigating the changing landscape of cultural accountability and its impact on Francophone minority artists. The emergence of transformations in funding reports in the arts sector, along with emphasis of artistic merit as a primary criteria, has created new complications for vulnerable communities. Thus, as part of this project, we are working with the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF) to document the work and capacity of artists, develop supportive open-access tools to help report on their work impact, and understand how grant agency reporting has shifted.

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Founders / Les Fondateurs

  • M. Sharon Jeannotte  (left photo)

  • Jonathan Paquette  (right photo)


Director / Directeur

Christopher Gunter

613-236-1393, ext. : 2465

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Since starting as Director in 2022, we have been working hard to re-launch the journal, and promote the hard work of members and students. If you’d like to become a member of our network, feel free to contact me.

Depuis nos débuts en tant que directeur en 2022, nous avons travaillé dur pour relancer la revue et promouvoir le travail acharné des membres et des étudiants. Si vous souhaitez devenir membre de notre réseau, n'hésitez pas à me contacter.

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