Ottawa Cultural Summit
Join us at the Cultural Summit to contribute to a new Cultural Roadmap for Ottawa (2019-2022).
- Explore the current cultural environment
- Examine trends in future culture planning
- Have your say about community-driven priorities
- Identify transformative, inclusive and collaborative solutions to help build cultural leadership
Thursday, January 17, 3 – 7 p.m. – Friday, January 18, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Alma Duncan Salon, Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Avenue.
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Nex Gen: Culture Plans of the Future
Technology, migration, economic transformations, globalization and the environment are generating new challenges. Hear how 2nd generation culture plans are transitioning the vision and strategic focus. Plans are shifting from advocating on the value of arts and culture to positioning arts and culture as a community asset and a powerful tool for community building.
Annalee Adair has over 30 years working in the public and not-for-profit cultural sector and is currently consulting in the areas of cultural planning, public art, community engagement, and cultural leadership. Prior to returning to consulting, Annalee led the Community Engagement & Education Division at the City of Kingston; was Executive Director of a national arts organization, ArtsSmarts, and served as Program Director of the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program. Connect on LinkedIn or through Public Art Support.
Brian McCurdy has over 35 years of experience building and managing performing arts centres across North America. McCurdy served as the first Cultural Director for the City of Kingston and oversaw the development of the Municipal Culture Plan and a Cultural Tourism Plan. He has consulted in the areas of strategic planning, programming and municipal culture planning.
Digging for Data Gold: Ottawa Cultural Statistics, Kelly Hill
Kelly will present never-before-seen statistical analysis at the local level in Canada. The presentation will cover key facts about the cultural activities of Ottawa-Gatineau residents, cultural charities in Ottawa-Gatineau, and much more. Where possible, comparisons will be made to other large census metropolitan areas in Canada. Join us and be the first to hear these key facts!
Kelly Hill is President of Hill Strategies Research, a Canadian company that combines rigorous and reliable research on the arts and culture with clear and effective communications. Since founding Hill Strategies in 2002, Kelly has prepared nearly 400 research reports and presentations on the arts and culture, giving him a unique perspective on the Canadian arts sector and arts-related statistics. Hill Strategies’ work is distributed in various ways, including at HillStrategies.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
Community Conversations with Synapcity
Ottawa’s citizens have a lot to say about culture! Join us to hear voices from all over the city when it comes to what works, what doesn’t, and how we could make it better. Themes that emerged through 16 targeted conversations on culture address identity, community building, and civic pride as well as broader concerns about equity, transportation, and accessibility.
Ariela Kay Summit is an enthusiastic Ottawa transplant who loves this city’s green space and values its diversity. With a degree in urban planning, she works at the Green Municipal Fund to help cities implement environmental projects while providing core services. Ariela is also facilitates with Synapcity to support their mission of an engaged, informed, and empowered public. Follow Ariela and Synapcity on Twitter.
The Big Picture: Scanning the Ottawa Scene
In this session we will examine Ottawa’s civic and cultural landscape: where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going. Our session looks at issues that may influence cultural strategy in the city over the coming years and sets the stage for engaging discussions about the future of culture in the city.
Brad King is Vice President (Strategy) with Lord Cultural Resources.
Since 2000 he has contributed to some 200 cultural projects in over 15 countries. He holds a Ph.D. (History) from the University of Toronto and is co-editor of The Manual of Museum Learning (2nd ed.).
Sarah Hill is a Senior Consultant at Lord Cultural Resources and serves on the Toronto and East York Community Preservation Panel. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a Master of Arts from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
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Thursday, January 17, 2019
3 – 5 p.m. Nex Gen: Culture Plans of the Future, Annalee Adair
5 – 7 p.m. Reception
Friday, January 18, 2019: Full day summit
8:30 – 9 a.m.: Keynote address; update on current community status
9 – 9:45: Digging for Data Gold: Ottawa Cultural Statistics, Kelly Hill, Hill Strategies Research
9:45- 10:15: Community Conversations on Culture, Ariela Summit, Synapcity
10:15-10:30: Morning break
10:30-11:15: The Big Picture: Scanning the Ottawa Scene, Brad King and Sarah Hill, Lord Cultural Resources and Nordicity
11:15-12: Arms-Length Feasibility Study recommendations summary, Brad King and Sarah Hill, Lord Cultural Resources and Nordicity
12 – 1: Lunch and networking
1 – 4: Roundtable and selection of priorities
4:30: Final remarks
The Ottawa Cultural Alliance gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa for this study.