As an Arts and Culture Consultant Group, ArtExpert.ca carries studies addressing arts and culture issues for both governmental and private institutions on a national and international level.
For the last few months, ArtExpert and the Ad Hoc Aboriginal ART • CULTURE Committee along with Corriveau-Girard Architects have been working towards establishing an Aboriginal Cultural and Art Venue in Montreal in time for the 375th anniversary of the city in 2017.
The ABORIGINAL CULTURAL AND ART VENUE in Montreal is an authentic and contemporary identity space dedicated to the development and affirmation of cultures and Aboriginal art practices through the following activities: creation, performance, exhibition, culinary, theater, visual and media arts, crafts, memory, research and education. An open space for the community and offered to visitors, indigenous or not, from across Canada and around the world.
This fall, the Sud-Ouest borough deployed a large collective reflection exercise for its citizens on the future of the four libraries of the Sud-Ouest. This exercise, for which the planning and the execution was mandated to ArtExpert, took place in four stages. Its goal was to improve services and increase the frequentation rate of the libraries by the citizens of the borough.
During the first week of October, ArtExpert invited the citizens of the Sud-Ouest borough to participate in creative and imaginative workshops that it led. The summary of the collective reflexion exercise can be downloaded here (in french). You can also consult the document of the borough's website.
ArtExpert, in collaboration with its partners from Toronto, Ginder Consulting, Janis A. Barlow & Associates and Phil Goldsmith Architect, undertook a strategic look at the Gallery’s current role and future potential and recommend the most effective and achievable facility expansion option, along with a blueprint as to how will be achieved a plan that provides guidance for planning and re-planning cycles that are inevitable as projects evolve and environmental influences change.The Thunder Bay Art Gallery reflects this though its engagement with the community. It has amassed an extraordinary collection of aboriginal art and as a meaningful part of society it fulfills multiple roles: displaying, collecting and conserving; educating through both formal school programming and general adult education; and takes its place as a centre of social interaction with programmed special events. The Gallery fulfills a vital service to the people (including artists) of Northwestern Ontario as the only public gallery in the 1,000 kilometres between Winnipeg and Sault Ste. Marie.Read more : www.theag.ca
The Blueprint proposes a regional, organizational mechanism, based in the Gros Morne Co-operating Association, which can serve to integrate several sector-enhancing efforts: program development and production, management, administration, marketing and fundraising.
ArtExpert.ca, in collaboration with Ginder Consulting and NewFoundland Consultant Bruce Porter, was selected by the Gros Morne Co-operating Association to develop the Cultural Blueprint. The consultants used a proven research, consultation, analysis and validation process to do a mapping and environmental scan of the Gros Morne region. The approach was intended to assess needs, gaps and opportunities as well as to provide input into the development and validation of the vision. The overall strategy employed to meet this project’s requirements was to establish and maintain clear channels of communication through regular follow-up meetings with the Steering and Advisory Committees.
Throughout the spring of 2012, ArtExpert developed a market study and the operational plan for La Ligne Bleue, a social economy enterprise dedicated to increasing access to culture.La Ligne Bleue is 21 cultural partners; it is the meeting of several thousands of activities joining 1.7M citizens. Keep an eye out for la Ligne Bleue's forthcoming launch: as of October 20th 2012, put some blue in your culture!
Within the context of a broader look at Montreal's place in the world, particularly the impact of Montreal's culture at a global level by its artists, artisans, art organizations and cultural industries, the General Secretary of "Montréal, métropole culturelle" has mandated ArtExpert to undertake an environmental scan of Montreal's international presence through its artists and cultural industries.
The Committee of "Montréal, Métropole culturelle" held a mid-point event on Monday November 26th at La TOHU in Montreal, where over 800 attendees from the cultural and business sectors were present to measure the path taken from 2007 and to concentrate its efforts on the work to be done until 2017.
ArtExpert was mandated by the Cinéma Station Vu Corporation to evaluate the feasibility of the implementation of a Movie Theatre in the Mercier-Est neighbourhood. Station Vu had already been presenting open-air cinema by the Saint-Lawrence River all summer long.
An innovative initiative, Station Vu believes in a sustainable development that melds the economic, social and environmental objectives of culture. In the coming years, Station Vu will become the inspiring and unifying force of the eastern sector of the city of Montreal, centered on a public cinema open to all.
ArtExpert.ca, in collaboration with 50 Carleton, has been selected by Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture to produce a report providing research, analysis and prospective on the current state of French-language cultural content production in the province. This study deals with the place and role of Franco-Ontarian creative industries and the opportunities and threats that they face. The scope of this study focuses particularly on Franco-Ontarian content creation and production in Publishing, Music and Sound Recording and Video Production industries.
*Client : Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture
In hoping to achieve the success of a Creative Arts Centre, the A-frame Gallery is assisted by ArtExpert and Ginder Counsulting in achieving its art space in Sioux Lookout. The consultant had work on giving direction to the group of artists, arts educators and arts supporters known as Sioux Lookout Creative Arts Circle (The Circle).
The A-frame Gallery in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, is a space committed to the development of a Creative Arts Centre in Sioux Lookout.
Founding Members of the Sioux Lookout Creative Arts Circle (The Circle). From left to right: Florence Woolner, Aileen Urquhart, Barbara Matousek, Theresa Crann, Brent Wesley, Donna Giles, Calamus Kenny, Erin Horvath, Cynthia Jackson, Nadine Arpin
The Environmental Scan constitutes a major component of the Accès culture network’s effort and covers activities organized by 22 arts presenters (performing arts and exhibition facilities) in Montréal.The Environmental Scan reveals that the network has presents over 2, 292 professional cultural activities, of which 2, 113 have been performing arts presentation. The network proposed 179 exhibitions, mainly in the visual arts, and attracted 603 812 participants (446 109 spectators for performing arts presentations and 157 703 visitors to exhibitions).
ArtExpert, en collaboration avec MC Conseil inc, a réalisé un diagnostic et plan de développement des équipements culturels de l’arrondissement Ahuntsic-Cartierville. Cette analyse a doté l’arrondissement Ahuntsic-Cartierville d’un outil de planification stratégique de ses équipements culturels actuels et potentiels. Cette étude permet à Ahuntsic-Cartierville d’avoir un regard documenté et éclairé au niveau des produits et services offerts à sa population en matière d’activités culturelles. Plus précisément, ce diagnostic et plan de développement cible le réseau des bibliothèques et les équipements de diffusion culturelle.
*Client : l’arrondissement Ahuntsic-Cartierville
Cette étude documente et analyse les enjeux liés au contexte de la reconversion de l’église en La place des orgues : un centre de diffusion et de création. Ce document étudie l’environnement du projet, la nature de ses activités, et sa faisabilité financière. Le rapport fournit au Comité de sauvegarde de l’église du Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus d’Hochelaga-Maisonneuve des données fondamentales qui identifient clairement les conditions de réussite du projet. *Client : Comité de sauvegarde de l’église du Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus
Dans le but de réaliser une stratégie d’investissement pour les programmes Le Fond du Canada pour les espaces culturels (FCEC) et Le Fond du Canada pour la présentation des arts (FCPA) au Québec au cours des prochaines années, ArtExpert.ca a procédé à un état de situation sur certains aspects de la diffusion culturelle pour le compte de la direction des Affaires culturelles et Patrimoine de Patrimoine canadien. Conséquemment, des pistes ont été investiguées afin de mieux atteindre les objectifs de ces programmes au cours des années à venir sur l’ensemble du territoire.
ArtExpert.ca team unveils a study concerning the next generation of artists in MontrealMontreal, March 24th 2010 – The ArtExpert.ca team unveils a study concerning the next generation of artists. This study confirms the feasibility of expanding the facilities of the compagnie des Deux Mondes to better serve the needs for production and performing arts presentations by organizations and emerging companies at “Aux Écuries”. The present study leaves no room for doubt concerning the need not only to nurture this fertile and indispensible ground, essential to affirming Montreal’s cultural metropolis, but also to invest in new and emerging companies as integral and original sources of dynamic creation.“This study confirms that there is an entire generation of theater and dance companies, of artists, in desperate need of sustainable funding. In Montreal, in 2008, their combined productions amounted to 405 days with a grand total of 3, 240 hours of training/rehearsal time,” confirmed Louise Poulin, Director of the study and president of ArtExpert. Pierre MacDuff and David Lavoie expressed their enthusiast at the study’s conclusions: “This project will grant an entire generation of theatrical performers the tools for production and performance which they have sorely lacked and aims to create a synergy between artistic organizations, a real community in terms of work and shared resources. From the perspective of the public, they will have access to performances that have realized their full potential in adequate material and technical conditions.”ArtExpert contributes to the creation of a dynamic cultural milieu by supporting cultural and artistic organizations in strategic development and planning. The study can be downloaded by clicking on this link:For further information, contact:Louise Poulin, ArtExpert.ca 514-678-2163
Perspectives on Innovative Management Practices for Aboriginal and Culturally Diverse Arts Organizations
The Study document and disseminate the innovative and successful management practices in the development and management of small, mid-scale and community-based Canadian arts organisations, with a particular focus on Aboriginal and culturally diverse groups. The research document how these organisations make a significant contribution to contemporary Canadian cultural development and identify the innovative management practices that could aid in the development and management of these groups, as well as the benefits associated with each
The Canada Council for the Arts wants to improve on the criteria and indicators it uses in order to assess more effectively and in greater depth the organizational health of Canadian artistic organizations. These criteria and indicators serve as selfevaluation tools for the organizations themselves as well as guides in the assessment of grant applications by the Canada Council. This research has been carried out as part of an initiative undertaken by the Council to promote the development of better organizational health in Canadian artistic organizations.The twofold mandate of the consultants was to define criteria and indicators for a better gauge of the organizational health of an artistic organization, and to recommend tools (guides, training, consulting, support programs, technical support) that would promote improved organizational health.
The research was designed to provide a clear picture of the state of dissemination of Canadian artistic products created by non-profit performing arts organizations, both in and outside Canada, over the last ten years. The four federal partners were engaged in an exercise to coordinate their efforts in support of performing arts dissemination in Canada.
To better serve the community and to adequately and harmoniously develop the performing arts sector in the country, the Canada Council for the Arts has wanted for some time to acquire the data needed to develop or revise its programs and policies. Specifically, this report gives organisations that manage performing arts facilities in Canada guidance and tools that will help them assess the impact on their operations, of any construction or renovation work, or even just simply managing such premises (for creation, production and/or performance purposes). This study aims to reinforce support mechanisms, and recommend changes to the programs and grant application forms of the various federal partners. In short, the study's findings are designed to improve the assessment process.
In its continuing mission to provide innovative solutions to human resource issues and to better understand the HR environment within the cultural sector, CHRC wishes to implement a database that would centralize all information sources on the training resources available to cultural workers within the Film and Television Industry. Purpose is to help artists and cultural workers of the Film and Television Industries to better know their possibilities in terms of training and professional development, to allow providers to avoid doubling their training offers and ultimately to allow determining the gaps in the different training sectors and areas available and to fill them.
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