Other Publications

This portion of our site provides more information about some custom research projects that have been commissioned from Hill Strategies Research, including links to additional information or full reports. Our clients have included arts organizations, arts associations and partnerships, arts councils, municipalities, and government departments.

9 November 2010

In 2006, a group of artists' associations and individuals came together in response to the growing awareness of the serious challenges facing Canada's senior professional artists. With the intention of developing programs and services to respond to these, they launched the Senior Artists Research Project (SARP) in 2009 to investigate the circumstances, situation, needs and interests of senior artists. The research reports are now available here.

4 November 2010

While there has been extensive international research on the benefits of music education for young people, there has been only limited research on the state of music education in Canada. A Delicate Balance, a ground-breaking report prepared by Hill Strategies for the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, suggests that schools across Canada desperately need funding to keep up with the demand for quality music programs.

9 February 2010
This report provides an analysis of artists residing in various postal regions – "neighbourhoods" – in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver in 2006.
1 February 2010

Thanks to all those who complete our survey! Once we analyze the results, we will certainly have a better understanding of how you are using our research as well as your current and future needs.


1 December 2009
Hill Strategies Research, on behalf of the Senior Artists' Research Project, thanks all the artists who participated in the survey and town hall discussions as part of the first-ever assessment of the situation and needs of Canadian senior artists. Over 1,500 senior artists from across the country completed the survey, and over 160 participated in one of the 17 town hall sessions.