The Politics of Funding: The Impact of Federal and Corporate Funding on the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Art Gallery of Ontario

  • Author / Creator
    Eggert, Sarah H.
  • This thesis critically examines the influence exerted by both the federal government and corporate sponsors on arts institutions in Canada. Focusing on the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Ontario, the author outlines the historical influence of federal funding. The role that corporate sponsorship has come to play in offsetting a lack of financial support from the Government of Canada is also critically examined within the scope of this thesis. The author argues that gallery administration attempts to mimic the language used in the Government of Canada’s federal policy for museums in order to appeal for more substantial federal support. At the same time, the author also contends that gallery management also utilizes the language of corporate mission and vision statements in order to appeal to alternate sources of funding, such as corporate sponsors.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2017
  • Type of Item
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
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  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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  • Institution
    University of Alberta
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  • Department
  • Specialization
    • History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Davis, Walter (Art and Design)
    • Boone, M. Elizabeth “Betsy” (Art and Design)