The sources listed below tend to provide a good start for exploring academic research on your topic. Additionally, if you are focusing on or including Indigenous perspectives, consult Lindsey Whitson's excellent list of databases and journals on the Indigenous Studies guide
Creative City Network of Canada
Canada Council for the Arts - Act
Important Moments in Canadian Art History
History of Canadian Broadcasting
Hill Strategies Research Inc. - Canadian arts research: analysis, reports, stats and more.
Possible sources for current news and magazine articles that link past cultural policy milestones to today's arts & culture events.
Arts and Politics: the History of the National Arts Center (eBook)
Celebration of Canada's Arts: 1930-1970
Crafting Identity: the Development of Professional Fine Craft in Canada (eBook)
Making Culture: English-Canadian Institutions and the Arts before the Massey Commission
The Making of English-Canadian Culture: 1900-1930 the External Influences