Data Governance Survey

About the project

The Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA) is working with Open North, a non-profit specialized in open smart cities, open data, and data sharing in Canada. Together they are exploring the use of data charters and principles to promote collaborative data governance in the performing arts sector. In their project together, they've explored use cases of successful data collaboration in the arts (see the webinar) as well as documented examples of data charters and principles in other sectors. One of the main findings thus far is that there has been limited uptake of data charters and principles in the arts sector.

We are therefore seeking your input regarding:

  1. The challenges to adopt open data and data sharing initiatives and
  2. The potential for principles to facilitate alignment on values and data outputs among partners.

The survey consists of 19 questions and should not take more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Your input will be analyzed and reported in an upcoming public report exploring how data charters are used in other sectors (forthcoming, spring or summer 2021). Please feel free to send your questions, thoughts, or additional comments to Frédéric Julien at

What do we mean by “data”?

In this project, we use the word data to refer to any type of non-personal information used by arts organizations in their day-to-day activities. This can include descriptive information about works/productions/content, administrative information, participation/attendance information, etc.


This survey is intended for anyone working within or with  arts organizations. This may include persons responsible for information management, persons who use information to make decisions or anyone who assists with these tasks.

Please forward this survey to the most relevant staff member in your organization.


Responses are anonymous and will not be shared outside of the project partners (CAPACOA, Open North, Synapse C, Mass Culture) or used for purposes beyond the project. Responses may be aggregated and shared in a public report published in spring or summer 2021 by CAPACOA and Open North. Please email Frédéric Julien if you have any questions.

Funding acknowledgements

This project is part of the Linked Digital Future initiative and is funded by the Government of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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