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Introducing Arts Insights Canada

June 23, 202123 June 2021


Kelly Hill

We are thrilled to introduce you to Arts Insights Canada. This new initiative – with some well-known favourites – aims to provide top-quality, meaningful, and impactful research products of practical significance to Canadian artists and arts workers. Through the initiative, we aim to provide data-informed analysis through a critical lens.

This research initiative is a partnership between Hill Strategies and three leading foundations engaged in the Canadian arts sector: the Azrieli Foundation, the Rozsa Foundation, and the Metcalf Foundation.

We are honoured to be working with an advisory panel composed of leaders within the Canadian arts community. The advisors will help guide the research, serve as “meaning makers”, and spark conversations in the arts community around the initiative’s research outputs:

  • Parmela Attariwala, Ph.D., musician, researcher, arts equity advocate, Vancouver
  • Reneltta Arluk, Director of Indigenous Arts, Banff Centre, Banff
  • Sanjay Shahani, Executive Director, Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton
  • Cynthia Lickers-Sage, Executive Director, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, Toronto and Six Nations of the Grand River
  • Kimberley Rampersad, Associate Artistic Director, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Laurence D. Dubuc, researcher-activist, School of Industrial Relations, University of Montreal

Arts Insights Canada builds on Hill Strategies’ long history of providing in-depth arts-related research, including the Statistical Insights on the Arts series and the Arts Research Monitor, married with meaning-making activities delivered through blogs and webinars. One new twist, SIA Briefs, is a series of short, timely statistical reports that will focus on important issues in the arts sector.

If you’re interested in being informed of the research findings, please sign up for our mailing list.

Stay tuned!

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