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Two no-fee presentations in 2008-09

Call for expressions of interest

May 6, 20086 May 2008

As part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts and Arts Research Monitor series, Kelly Hill will conduct two presentations in 2008-09 for no speaking fee. The speaking fee is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council in conjunction with funding for the Statistical Insights on the Arts series and the Arts Research Monitor.

Presenting organizations must pay for travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the event.

Priority will be given to presentations based on the findings from current Statistical Insights on the Arts reports, including topics such as:

  • Who attends the arts? (based on Factors in Canadians’ Cultural Activities)
  • Social impacts of the arts (based on Social Effects of Culture);
  • Finances of arts organizations (based on a planned report for October 2008).

Other priorities for the no-fee presentations include:

  • presentations with national (or at least regional) impact;
  • 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; and
  • conducting presentations in various parts of the country.

We are seeking expressions of interest for two “no-fee” presentations between June 2008 and March 31, 2009.  Please send your expression of interest, along with the following information, via email to by 3 PM Eastern time on May 23, 2008:

  • Name and date of meeting / conference / event
  • Session information (keynote or workshop? length?)
  • Expected number of attendees
  • Potential impacts of the presentation (i.e., what you expect delegates to take away from the session)

Presentations can be conducted in English or French.

Presentations are generally treated as "mini-research projects" that are customized for each organization, involving background research and significant preparation time.

Previous no-fee presentations include:

  • Visual Arts in Canada: Market, Attendance, Galleries and Artists,Visual Arts Summit, Ottawa, November 2007

  • Arts and Culture: Key to Building Healthy, Vibrant BC Communities?, British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association, June 2007

  • Is BC a Cultural Mecca? A Statistical View, Assembly of BC Arts Councils, May 2007

  • Audience research in action, Pacific Contact, March 2007

  • Individual Donors and Volunteers, Culture Montreal, November 29, 2006

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