Mass Culture is a collaborative support organization that takes a community-based approach to providing diverse parties with the context and connections to enhance equitable mobilization of arts and culture research. By convening cultural workers and academics, Mass Culture provides a platform for knowledge to be explored, widely understood, and mobilized. Artifex supports Mass Culture’s overarching mission to recognize, undertake and disseminate professional research that is relevant to the Canadian arts community and its growing network of researchers. This database also supports the University’s mandate to create and share original knowledge.
The information collected for this database came from publicly available information from the organizations, researchers or individuals, as recommended or sourced by individuals within Mass Culture’s growing network, and by the students who worked on the project. With an increasing inventory of research papers, toolkits, and other materials, Mass Culture decided to organize this material to share, in a comprehensive way, with those interested in cultural research. Assembly of the original material was overseen by Tara Mazurk, Robin Sokoloski, and Kathryn Geertsema from Mass Culture. Refinement and primary data organization was overseen by Mary Elizabeth Luka (UTSC) with primary data organization conducted by Sylvie Stojanovski, additional COVID resources researched and added by Hazel Yoon, graphic design by Hazel Yoon and JP King, and website design by Jermaine Williams.