Category Archives: RESOURCES

New, Updated Insurance Plans for Artists

A note from AFBS, the not-for-profit insurer who offers the arts-oriented insurance packages we feature on our Member’s Benefits section:

“We have launched our new Arts & Entertainment Plan website and our entire team is excited to see it come to life.

We’ve carefully created a new plan option that is more accessible to the average artist with premiums at $76/month – Standard Plan. We still offer the same great benefits; Dental, Prescription Drug, Travel Emergency Medical, Extended Health Care, Term Life, AD&D, and more…

We built this program so our audience could have a health insurance solution that was affordable, accessible and easy to join. We have accomplished our goal of making the process of buying insurance easy, offering a great suite of benefits that’s priced exactly where it needs to be for the people it looks to serve. This is one of the best value propositions on the market. Some of the features of this updated program include:

  1. You can get an all-in quote in 2 steps (date of birth and province)
  2. You can now enroll and pay online by credit card (in minutes)!
  3. There’s a member portal that you can login and view your details
  4. The best guaranteed acceptance plan on the market
  5. Exclusively available to self-employed artists
  6. Guarantee issue program with no medical questions
  7. All of the benefits of our not-for-profit model

Read our brochure or visit our website for more information.”

Edmonton | Edmonton Art Studio Space Prospectus and Survey

PACE logoArts Space Opportunity – Opportunity to rent space for Artist Studios, Writing Studio, Non-Profit Arts Office Space

An Edmonton property owner with enthusiasm for the Arts has a downtown location with over 5,000 square feet of undeveloped space available as potential studio and office space, with an option for another 2,500 square feet if there’s enough demand. The space is centrally located in the lower level of a building immediately to the north of Latitude 53 Gallery on 106th street at 103rd Avenue.

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Carfac BC’s Artists Talk Ebook is Available Now!

logo_CARFAC-c-positive-smallerCARFAC BC’s interactive ebook Artists Talk is available now, starting at only $9.99! Made up of over 400 pages of text and 9 video interviews, this book is PACKED with valuable information from artists, gallerists, and arts administrators. Whether you have just graduated from arts school or are determining your next career move, Artists Talk has advice for you from experienced fellow practitioners.

Includes texts on a wide-range of business of art topics—from preparing exhibition proposals, to marketing your work, negotiating artist fees, and so much more! Available in the following formats:

Amazon Kindle | iTunes iBookstore | Google Play | Chapters Indigo Kobo

Watch the video “Artists Talk: What is an Emerging Artist?” here.

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor April 2016

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 15 No 1  April 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016 ISSN 1708-170X

Diversity and equity

In this issue: An in-depth study of the situation of diverse arts organizations in Canada and the United States, two Canadian guides for developing accessible and inclusive programming, and an American literature review related to cultural equity and inclusion.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

SpaceFinder Alberta – List Your Space: Alberta

SpaceFinder Alberta logoSpaceFinder Alberta is now online for spaces to sign up!

List your space for free on SpaceFinder Alberta. Owners and operators of spaces for rent are invited to upload their listings into this online marketplace that links available spaces with those who need space.

SpaceFinder Alberta: List a space. Find a space. For free.

Many groups in the creative, non-profit and small business communities need space for meeting, creating, rehearsing, presenting, collaborating, gathering or celebrating. They spend considerable resources trying to find suitable and affordable spaces.

SpaceFinder Alberta will strengthen the creative, non-profit and small business sectors with an online marketplace for hourly, daily, weekly and longer-term rentals. SpaceFinder Alberta will streamline the search for appropriate and affordable space. It will bring more awareness to the community about facilities and less space will go under-used.

SpaceFinder Alberta will launch to people seeking space on June 10, 2016.

Calgary Arts Development is launching SpaceFinder Alberta in partnership with ArtsBuild Ontario, Fractured Atlas and Arts Habitat Edmonton with the support of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation.

Learn more

Handy Links: SpaceFinder Alberta   Participation Information for Venues   SpaceFinder Knowledge Base  SpaceFinder Alberta on Twitter

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor March 2016

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 14 No 10  March 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016 ISSN 1708-170X

Volunteers and donors / Non-profit sector information

In this issue: Results of Canadian surveys on volunteers, donors and charities, including a survey of trust in charities, a study of arts and culture volunteers and donors, and two Statistics Canada articles on volunteers and donors in all types of not-for-profit organizations.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Hill Strategies – Important New Research from British Columbia

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BC’s Cultural Ecology: Important New Research Findings Now Available

http://www.hillstrategies.com/content/british-columbia-arts-and-culture-research-projects

Significant new information and insights into the situation of the arts and culture in British Columbia were made available today by the Alliance for Arts and Culture. A ground breaking series of four arts research projects was conducted for the Alliance by Hill Strategies Research. Three of the four research streams were funded by the Vancouver Foundation.

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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor February 2016

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Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 13 No 3 February 3, 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016 ISSN 1708-170X

Volunteers and donors in arts and culture organizations in Canada in 2013

Many Canadians show their support for arts and culture organizations through the time and money that they give as volunteers and donors. The contributions of time and money help arts and culture organizations serve their communities and balance their budgets. Volunteers and Donors in Arts and Culture Organizations in Canada in 2013, the 46th report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, highlights the volunteer time and financial donations given to Canadian arts and culture organizations, based on statistics that Hill Strategies Research queried from Statistics Canada’s 2013 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering, and Participating (GSS-GVP), a survey of nearly 15,000 Canadians 15 or older.

The key findings of the report are that:

  • The equivalent of 56,000 jobs were volunteered by 900,000 Canadians in arts and culture organizations in 2013.
  • The 107 million hours contributed to arts and culture organizations represent an average of 120 hours per volunteer – more hours, on average, than volunteers in any other type of organization.
  • Between 2004 and 2013, the number of volunteers in arts and culture organizations increased by 23%, much higher than the 7% increase in all volunteers.
  • In 2013, $162 million was donated to arts and culture organizations by over 1 million Canadians (3% of the population 15 and older). This represents, on average, $159 per donor to arts and culture organizations.
  • After adjusting for inflation, donations to arts and culture organizations increased by 46% between 2007 and 2013, a much greater increase than the 16% growth in donations to all types of not-for-profit organizations during the same timeframe.
  • Between 2007 and 2013, the number of arts and culture donors increased by 34%, the highest rate of increase among 11 types of organizations, well above the 6% increase in all donors during the same timeframe.
  • The four Western provinces have the highest volunteer and donor rates in the arts and culture.

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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor January 2016

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Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 14 No 8  January 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016  ISSN 1708-170X

Finances and attendance of arts organizations

(Art galleries / Artist-run centres / Presenters)

In this issue: Four reports examining the situation of arts organizations, including Canadian statistics on art museums and galleries, artist-run centres, and performing arts presenters as well as an American report examining the sustainability of arts and culture organizations in select cities.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor November 2015

Hill Strategies

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 14 No 7 November 2015 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2015 ISSN 1708-170X

Situation of artists

In this issue: Four reports examining different aspects of the working lives of artists, including a Canadian study on the education of artists, a series of reports from the United Kingdom on the situation of visual artists, a report on Quebec song, and a series of American reports on the earnings of musicians and composers.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.