A national knowledge graph for the arts
Artsdata.ca aims to empower the Canadian arts sector to actively promote a more fair and equitable digital ecosystem. This initiative is building a linked open data knowledge graph of the arts that is open and accessible to all.
Build a knowledge graph that is open, accessible and community sourced. Under the stewardship of stakeholders within the arts sector, Artsdata.ca is uniquely focused on the Canadian arts sector. The objectives are to:
The Artsdata.ca knowledge graph enables the arts sector and its organizations to:
Find out about model classes and properties. Provide feedback and
Data model documentation
To structure your events, add JSON-LD or RDFa to your web pages by following Google's instructions. You
will need technical expertise and access to your website backend.
Remember! Use the Artsdata.ca data model when structuring your own events.
Let us know so we can add your events to Artsdata.ca.
Artsdata.ca works with SPARQL, a query language for linked open data and semantic graph databases. SPARQL
users can query the knowledge graph using the provided YASGUI user interface or a remote SPARQL client.
Sample SPARQL queries:
Events Artists Organizations Places Provenance Triple Count Meta Catalogs SHACL Reports
Executive Director, Sherrie Johnson
Since inception, Sherrie Johnson has actively stewarded (with several arts organizations across the country) the Artsdata.ca initiative through successive multi-phase grant applications.
Director of Research and Development, Frederic Julien, CAPACOA
Frederic Julien has played a crucial role in supporting the work of Artsdata.ca through CAPACOA’s complementary Linked Digital Future Initiative.
Culture Creates is a small team of arts professionals and technologists specialized in RDF-based knowledge graphs and linked open data for the arts. Their mission is to make information on what’s happening in the arts compatible with an AI-powered world.
Artsdata.ca has many contributing supporters across Canada like the National Arts Centre, Culture Laval, SPEC du Haut Richilieu and every cohort member and arts organization that has contributed data to this important initiative.