Please submit brief proposals by December 12
As part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, Kelly Hill will conduct four presentations in 2015 for no speaking fee. The speaking fee (covering preparation time) is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council in conjunction with their funding of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series.
Presenting organizations must pay for Kelly’s travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the event.
We are seeking brief proposals for four “no-fee” presentations between January 15 and October 28, 2015. The no-fee presentations will be chosen by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and Hill Strategies Research.
Presentations should be based in large part on the findings from recent or forthcoming Statistical Insights on the Arts reports, including topics such as:
- Artists and Cultural Workers in Canadian Municipalities (released in December 2014)
- Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories (released in October 2014)
- A Statistical Profile of Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada (released in October 2014)
- Diversity and Arts Attendance by Canadians in 2010 (Attendance by immigrants, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, official language minorities, youth, and seniors. Report released in March 2014)
- Volunteers and Donors in Arts and Culture Organizations in Canada in 2010 (released in March 2013)
- The Arts and Individual Well-Being in Canada (released in January 2013)
A synthesis of the findings of different reports in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series (e.g., for a specific geographic area) would also be possible.
Other priorities for the no-fee presentations include:
- Conducting presentations in various parts of the country.
- Supporting artists, arts organizations and associations by providing them with up-to-date information on the arts sector.
- Reaching business groups, politicians and other “decision-makers” who want more information about the arts and culture in communities.
- Presentations with regional or national impact.
Please send your brief proposal (1 or 2 pages is fine, Word format preferred), containing the following information, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 PM Eastern time on Friday, December 12, 2014:
- Proposed name, date and location of meeting / conference / event
- Host organization(s)
- Session information (desired length / plenary or workshop?)
- Expected number of attendees
- General information regarding the background of expected attendees (e.g., artists, arts organization representatives, other cultural workers, business people, politicians, etc.)
- Potential impacts of the presentation (i.e., what you expect attendees to take away from the session)
- If part of a conference or speaker series, please indicate the typical content, scope and attendance at previous conferences or sessions of a similar nature.
- Please indicate (as specifically as possible) how Kelly Hill’s presentation would assist in achieving the goals of the conference or session.
Presentations can be conducted in English, French or in both official languages. Proposals for webinar presentations are eligible if the host organization provides access to webinar technology.
Presentations are generally treated as "mini-research projects", involving customized preparation and background research.
Some recent no-fee presentations include:
- Artists, arts participation and well-being (Artistes, fréquentation et bien-être : Y-a-t’il un lien ?), Conseil de la culture de l'Estrie, Sherbrooke, Quebec, September 2014.
- Understanding Diversity in British Columbia Arts Audiences, Vancouver Opera and Alliance for the Arts and Culture, Vancouver, June 2014.
- Northern culture: Stats and impacts, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon, June 2014.
- Artists and cultural workers in our communities, Creative City Summit, Hamilton, Ontario, June 2014.
- Saskatchewan Arts & Culture Statistics and Data Gaps, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, Regina, March 2013.
- Factors in Canadians’ Arts Attendance, Arts Consultants Canada, Toronto, February 2013.
- Arts and Culture in Nova Scotia: Stats and Gaps, Arts Nova Scotia / Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council / Nova Scotia Communities, Culture & Heritage, Halifax, October 2012.
- Engaging Audiences in the visual arts in Ontario, McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario, March 2012.
For more information about these or other presentations conducted by Kelly Hill, please visit http://www.hillstrategies.com/resources/presentations.