Cosmopolitanism, cultural diversity, and inclusion: Attracting and retaining artistic talent in Toronto

Deborah Leslie, Mia Hunt, Shauna Brail

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


The chapter examines the factors that attract and retain visual artists in Toronto. In particular, we consider the role that cultural diversity plays in fostering experimentation and creativity. We show that the presence of multicultural diversity is not enough to retain artists unless it is accompanied by meaningful inclusion and equality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAttracting and Retaining Talented and Creative Workers in Canadian Cities
Subtitle of host publicationThe Social Dynamics of Economic Innovation
EditorsJill Grant
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2013

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