Presentations

As part of our goal of providing highly-relevant and insightful research on the arts, Kelly Hill has created and conducted dozens of presentations in both official languages, in various disciplines and in all regions of the country. Many of these presentations are available for download below.

9 June 2007
Arts and culture are important contributors to individual and community vitality. Creators, performers, audiences, volunteers, donors, cultural organizations and other arts participants can be thought of as forming an interconnected 'ecosystem' that can foster economic growth, stimulate innovation and enhance local identity. What are the key trends and impacts relating to cultural participation in BC and Canada, and how might they affect your planning (and your community)? Where will you find new donors and audiences and how will you motivate them? This presentation includes findings from the Arts Research Monitor and the Statistical Insights on the Arts series in a presentation designed specifically for the BCRPA conference.
4 May 2007
Kelly Hill launched the Assembly of BC Arts Councils' conference with a number of questions. Is BC a cultural mecca? What do we know about BC cultural life? What don't we know? Is the "left coast" a major "centre" of Canadian cultural life? And why should we care whether it is or not? This presentation provides a statistically-focussed view of the province's arts scene, including indicators on the number of artists, cultural spending, donors, volunteers, arts attendance and more.
31 March 2007
This presentation is Kelly Hill's workshop session on audience research in B.C., prepared specifically for the Pacific Contact conference based on 2005 performing arts attendance data. The presentation examines demographic and other factors in arts attendance. Some implications, including arts marketing and arts education, are also discussed.
9 February 2007
This presentation by Kelly Hill, hosted by the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, examines how creating a vibrant cultural centre could assist in the Kitchener-Waterloo area's goal of "moving from good to great". There are three main components of the presentation: 1) the potential impacts of creating a vibrant cultural centre; 2) an examination of some key statistics on the artistic component of Kitchener-Waterloo; and 3) suggestions on what could be done in Kitchener-Waterloo to help create and maintain a vibrant cultural centre.
22 January 2007
This presentation, conducted by Kelly Hill and presented by Culture Montreal in November 2006, provides a portrait of individual participation in arts and culture organizations in Canada through volunteering time or donating money.