Kelly Hill is President of Hill Strategies Research, a Canadian company that specializes in applying social science research methods to the arts sector. The author of numerous reports and articles, Kelly has examined the situation of artists in Canada, art galleries in Ontario, arts funding and finances, cultural participation and spending, cultural donors and volunteers, arts education, creative communities, and the benefits of culture. Hill Strategies’ ongoing projects, created by Kelly Hill upon founding the company in 2002, include the Statistical Insights on the Arts series and the Arts Research Monitor. Much of Hill Strategies’ work is available for free at www.hillstrategies.com.
Kelly Hill will highlight the results of the 2013 OAAG Data Exchange, a wide-ranging survey conducted every 10 years. In 2013, 47 Ontario art galleries responded to a survey concerning the situation of their gallery, exhibitions, publications, hours, admission fees, attendance, community engagement, arts education activities, marketing, collections, workforce, capital projects, and operating finances. Kelly will also present a few comparisons with the results from the 1993 and 2003 OAAG Data Exchanges.