Call for 4 no-fee presentations in 2010-11

Expressions of interest by Oct. 20

As part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, Kelly Hill will conduct four presentations in 2010-11 for no speaking / preparation 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 funding for the Statistical Insights on the Arts series.

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 or upcoming Statistical Insights on the Arts reports, including topics such as:

  • Consumer Spending on Culture in 2008 (forthcoming report, including an analysis of changes from 1997).
  • Volunteers in Arts and Culture Organizations (report released March 2010).
  • Individual Donors to Arts and Culture Organizations (report released February 2010).
  • Artists in Canada, the Provinces, Territories, Large Cities, Small and Rural Municipalities (based on four reports from 2009 and early 2010).

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 national (or at least regional) impact.

We are seeking expressions of interest for four "no-fee" presentations between November 2010 and March 31, 2011. The four no-fee presentations will be chosen by Hill Strategies, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Please send your expression of interest, along with the following information, via email to info@hillstrategies.com by 5 PM Eastern time on October 20, 2010:

  • Name and date of meeting / conference / event
  • Session information (length? plenary or workshop?)
  • 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, French or in both official languages.