In Canada, the arts sector is being subsidized by several levels of government to create digital literacy and to standardize and structure data across the industry.
Programs for support to the arts are managed by Heritage Canada, the Canada Council, Innovation Science and Economic Development (Canada), Ministry of Culture and Communications (Quebec), among others. The funding organizations have supported the case made by arts organizations that cultural producer systems must be updated to take advantage of today’s semantic web.
Technologies including data structuring, natural language processing, AI, and machine learning must be understood and made available to arts producers. ARTS2U is connected with a network of arts producers in multiple disciplines across the country who are participants in the digital transformation of the sector.