The first part provides impressive statistics, and the second part provides ideas to help you develop your local case.
Culture, including museums and historic sites, is big business and is a proven contributor to BC’s economy.
Culture boosts BC’s GDP by more than $7 billion, the third highest of the provinces across the county. Culture’s contribution is 9 times greater than that of sports.
Culture is an economic leader.
The estimated direct economic impact of cultural industries in Canada was $61.7 billion. Cultural industries outpaced other major sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting ($29 billion); accommodation and food services ($38 billion); and utilities ($43 billion).
Museums and Cultural Heritage in B.C.
B.C.’s museums, galleries, cultural centres and historic places connect us to our history, art, science, creativity, culture, nature and each other.
Use the intrinsic-instrumental-institutional framework to develop a well-rounded description of heritage in your community. Here are some suggestions to help you get started. (Read this short introduction to our recommended approach to making a case.)
What are people saying about your museum/heritage site?
How can you count the ways you go above and beyond?
How is your organization part of a bigger picture?