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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor June 3,2015


Hill StrategiesVol. 14 No 3 June 2015 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2015 ISSN 1708-170X
Arts, health, and well-being 
In this issue: A focus on the connections between the arts, health, and well-being, including a report on art and the health of Aboriginal Peoples, a presentation on the arts and well-being, a summary of international research into the long-term connections between the arts and health, as well as a study of the neurochemical impacts of music.
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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Arts Research Monitor

Recherches sur les arts


Educating Artists – Hill Strategies

An analysis of the educational backgrounds of working artists and the labour market activities of arts program graduates in Canada

11 June 2015

Executive Summary

This report has a two-pronged goal: 1) to examine the post-secondary educational qualifications of artists in Canada; and 2) to provide information about the occupations and workforce characteristics of graduates of post-secondary arts programs.

Data for the report are drawn from the National Household Survey (2011) and the National Graduates Survey (2009/10 graduates, surveyed in 2013).

This report has a two-pronged goal: 1) to examine the post-secondary educational qualifications of artists in Canada; and 2) to provide information about the occupations and workforce characteristics of graduates of post-secondary arts programs.

Read the entire report on Hill Strategies’ website

Casa Connect June 2015 Newsletter: Lethbridge AB


Registration is now open for our spring and summer classes, including our popular Children’s Art Camps!



Casa Artist-in-Residence ARTIST TALK with Audrey Feltham Thursday, June 11 7:00 PM Casa 2D Studio

Bellows to Brass: “Player’s Choice Concert” Friday, June 12 7:30 PM Admission: $10 ATB Financial Community Room, Casa

Centric Festival: Lethbridge’s Summer Classical Music Festival June 24-28 at various downtown locations

Call for submissions Cabinet of QUEERIOSITIES III

Read Casa Connect Newsletter here

Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton Newsletter May 28, 2015


PACE Professional Arts CoalitionProfessional Arts Coalition of Edmonton

A New Newsletter
The Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton wants to keep you informed about important topics, issues and events in our arts community. That’s why PACE is starting a monthly newsletter with updates on what their committees have been working on and what PACE members are up to. PACE  hopes you enjoy reading these each month and that it brings you a greater understanding of what PACE is doing for you!

News from the Advocacy Committee
The PACE Advocacy Committee met with a number of civic and provincial elected officials in the first quarter of 2015. They presented a positive agenda of constructive initiatives to support the arts and culture communities in Edmonton and were generally warmly received. Specifically PACE advocated for:
1. Development of a more robust and up-to-date inventory of commercial and institutional spaces in Edmonton which could be used, even on a temporary basis, by various arts practitioners and organizations. Looking at Renew Newcastle, Australia, project, as an example of database management. (Pace will follow up with Arts Habitat Edmonton)

2. Stronger engagement with tourism organizations at the civic and provincial level with a view to actively incorporating the diversity and quality of Edmonton arts and culture into the marketing of Edmonton as a tourist destination. (PACE will seek meetings shortly with EEDC and Edmonton Tourism)

3. Research and material support (including touring and exhibit grants) to enable Edmonton’s arts and culture communities to find and access viable new markets for their “products” at the provincial, national and even international level.
With the election of a New Democrat government in Alberta, and the appointment of David Eggen as minister of Education as well as minister of Culture and Recreation, PACE will be seeking as early a meeting as possible with Mr. Eggen as well as with members of the full Edmonton government caucus. Mindful of the financial constraints the government faces, PACE will nonetheless be reminding the government of cuts to arts funding in recent years by the previous administration.

New Committee Members
PACE are currently seeking new members for the Communications Committee. The PACE Communications Committee is a working committee that strives to engage the Edmonton arts community by informing members on pertinent topics and issues affecting the arts community as well as highlighting events and projects through a monthly newsletter and active social media. The Communications Committee also supports the other PACE committees (Advocacy, Mayor Celebration of the Arts) by creating marketing and support materials ranging from #yegvotesarts buttons during the 2013 municipal election to the advocacy tool kit on the PACE website.

No previous experience sitting on a committee or board is necessary, just a willingness to learn and a passion for the arts. The PACE communications committee meets every six weeks. If you’re interested please email PACE Executive Director Sheiny Satanove at with a brief summary of your involvement in the arts.
For more information please visit

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor May 2015

Hill Strategies

Vol. 14 No 2 May 2015 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2015 ISSN 1708-170X
Dance / Arts participation and engagement
In this issue: Summaries of a major Canadian report on active participation in dance, American reports on arts participation and local arts vibrancy, and a report from the United Kingdom on arts participation.
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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Andriashek / Kleinsasser In Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton AB



Exhibition Dates: June 4 to July 25, 2015, 3rd floor, 10215-112 ST  Edmonton, Alberta,  Wednesday – Friday 1- 4pm, Saturday 12-4 pm.

Familiars, Out-of-Towners, As Well As All the Others: Erika Andriashek  in Gallery B
Large figurative sculptures that, through public participation, are to be continuously worked upon throughout the exhibition. The public are invited to leave their own found or sentimental objects of any size and shape with the sculptures; the artist will then document changes and evolution of the work.

Salva Corpus Amanti / Digital Imagery by David J. Kleinsasser in Gallery A
Salva Corpus Amanti…translates to “save (or heal) the lover’s body” – it is to emotionally and viscerally experience what is seen with the eyes as ecstasy, total unity and oneness. Kleinsasser’s digital imagery seeks to delight your eyes, nurture your soul and expand your connections to the world around you.

Reception: Thursday, June 18 from 7 to 9:30pm

Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture

The Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture is a coalition comprised of Alberta’s eight Provincial Arts Service Organizations and four Cultural Industry Associations. To learn more about each organization click on the links below.

Alberta Craft Council l Alberta Dance Alliance l Alberta Magazine Publishers Association l Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society l Alberta Media Production Industries Association l Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta l Book Publishers Association of Alberta l Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta l Theatre Alberta l Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC l Writers’ Guild of Alberta

Alberta Media Arts Alliance Newsletter May 2015

Alberta Media Arts Alliance Newsletter

Alberta Media Arts Alliance Newsletter

In This Issue Spirit of Helen Award, Prairie Tales 17, Register for Ground Conference, Daily News

The Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS) is a not-for-profit society which exists to promote, support, educate and advocate for Alberta media arts and to foster the common objectives of Alberta’s media arts organizations and artists. Media arts are defined as: independent, artist initiated and controlled use of film, video, new media, audio art, and related media.

It’s less than a month away,  terrific networking, learnings, and badland adventures at GROUND: Media Arts Conference in Drumheller June 11-14.
Register now, there’s only a few spots left.

Living A Creative Life May Newsletter: Calgary, AB

Living A Creative Life

May newsletter for Living a Creative Life: An Arts Development Strategy for Calgary! This month’s newsletter features stories about what’s happening in Calgary in support of Living a Creative Life’s goals. To learn more about the strategy and how you can get involved, visit

Latest Stories: Creative Communities: Cabcity Offers Open Jam Sessions at Wild Rose Brewery, Centre City Arts District: Sled Island to Present Shelter From the Storm with Calgary Drop-In Centre,  Arts Incubation: Board Leadership Calgary Offers Board Basics for Non-Profits,
Artistic Exchange: 150Alliance Connects Organizations Across Canada for 2017,
Youth & Education: CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale Promotes Lifelong Reading