Creative Arts

Orientation & Academic Support

Welcome to the Bachelor of Creative Arts Library Support

In this section, we provide some key resource supports for beginning your program. We recommend that you at least review the “Basic Library Orientation”. Additional support tools and important information will be added as needed.

Library Tutorials

  • New Student Guide: This new student guide provides you with a library orientation and additional support for searching our collections.
  • EBSCO ebooks: A brief YouTube tutorial on how to read EBSCO ebooks.
  • Bloomsbury ebook Tutorial: A brief tutorial on how to use Bloomsbury ebooks.

APA Citation Support

Academic Support & Tutoring

Statistics & Data

Creative Arts Data Sources

In this section, we provide sources of data on the creative arts, such as Statistics Canada.


United States

  • US Bureau of Economic Analysis, Arts & Culture: The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.

Government Information

Government Information Sources

In this section, we provide sources of information related to various aspects of the creative arts, such as tax credits in the film industry.

Federal, Government of Canada


  • Ontario Arts Council: The OAC’s grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.
  • Ontario Film & Tax Credit: The OFTTC is a refundable tax credit based upon eligible Ontario labour expenditures incurred by a qualifying production company with respect to an eligible Ontario production. The OFTTC is generally “harmonized” with the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.

Canadian Arts Institutions

Canadian Context

In this section, we provide links to Canadian educational, and arts institutions.

Art & Photography

  • Canadian Photography Institute: From emerging talent to historical archives and established artists, the Canadian Photography Institute is the place to see and study photography in all its forms. (See also, their publications page.)
  • National Gallery of Canada: The strength of the National Gallery of Canada lies in its collection of art, especially Canadian art, and its accessibility to the public across the country. The collection opens the way for appreciation of the finest in artistic expression: The works of art reveal the past, celebrate the present, and probe the future.


  • National Theatre School of CanadaProvides incomparable training in French and English to actors, directors, playwrights, designers and production specialists to prepare them to work in professional theatre.

BCA Specific Resources

Recommended Resources

In this section, we provide links to BCA specific resources in our collection and online.


  • Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts: (Library has full-text from 2014-present). Artivate publishes original scholarship that engages with arts entrepreneurship in entrepreneurship theory as applied to the arts, arts entrepreneurship education; arts management; arts and creative industries, public policy and the arts, the arts in community and economic development, nonprofit leadership, social entrepreneurship in or using the arts, evaluation and assessment; and public practice in the arts.