This portion of our site provides more information about some custom research projects that have been commissioned from Hill Strategies Research, including links to additional information or full reports. Our clients have included arts organizations, arts associations and partnerships, arts councils, municipalities, and government departments.
In 2006, a group of artists' associations and individuals came together in response to the growing awareness of the serious challenges facing Canada's senior professional artists. With the intention of developing programs and services to respond to these, they launched the Senior Artists Research Project (SARP) in 2009 to investigate the circumstances, situation, needs and interests of senior artists. The research reports are now available here.
While there has been extensive international research on the benefits of music education for young people, there has been only limited research on the state of music education in Canada. A Delicate Balance, a ground-breaking report prepared by Hill Strategies for the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, suggests that schools across Canada desperately need funding to keep up with the demand for quality music programs.
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