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Call for 4 no-fee presentations before October 28, 2015

Please submit brief proposals by December 12

November 17, 201417 November 2014

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:

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 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:

For more information about these or other presentations conducted by Kelly Hill, please visit

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