The 2010 Cultural Olympiad Impact Study looks at the period from successful bid (2002/2003) to immediately after the Games (2010/2011), and at the relationship between the Cultural Olympiad and Vancouver’s professional arts and cultural community, through a series of case studies, including the opera, symphony, producing theatre companies, an art gallery, presentation houses and festivals. Using the methodologies of content analysis, interview and arts-related data collection, the study aims to answer the following research question: What evidence exists to support the premise that hosting a Cultural Olympiad will provide Vancouver’s professional arts and cultural sector with: i. Positive and substantive legacies?; ii. Sustained material and financial benefits?; iii. Increased national and international profile? The results illustrate the divide between ‘prediction’ and ‘actuality’. The study sheds light on the impacts on an existing cultural community hosting an Olympic Games.
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