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Call for 2 no-fee presentations by March 28, 2019

Please submit brief proposals by January 9, 2019

December 14, 201814 December 2018

Please submit brief proposals by January 9, 2019

As part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, Kelly Hill will conduct two presentations in early 2019 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 two “no-fee” presentations between January 29 and March 28, 2019. 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:

  • Canadians’ Arts, Culture, and Heritage Participation in 2016: Canada-wide indicators of arts, culture, and heritage participation; arts attendance rates; active arts participation (making or performing art); trends in arts participation. Report released in November 2018.
  • Demographic Factors in Arts Participation: similarities and differences in arts attendance rates for women/men, Indigenous people, Canadians from racialized groups, by mother tongue, rural/urban areas, youth, and seniors. Report planned for early February 2019.
  • Provincial Factors in Arts Participation: arts participation rates by province, including arts attendance and active arts participation (making or performing art). Report planned for late February 2019 (March presentations only).

Other priorities for the no-fee presentations include:

  • Conducting presentations in various parts of the country and reaching different artistic disciplines.
  • Supporting artists, arts organizations and associations by providing them with up-to-date information on the arts sector.
  • Reaching members of non-arts communities who want more information about the arts and culture in their communities.
  • Presentations with regional or national impact.

Please send your brief proposal (1 or 2 pages is fine, Word processing format preferred, rather than pdf files), containing the following information, via email to by 5 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Potential impacts of the presentation (i.e., what you expect attendees to take away from the session)
  • How a presentation from Kelly Hill would assist in achieving the goals of the conference or session.

Presentations can be conducted in English, French, or both official languages. Proposals for webinar presentations are eligible if the host organization coordinates access to webinar technology.

For more information about previous presentations conducted by Kelly Hill, please visit

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