Insight

Framing Change

Scope of work

  • Literature Review
  • User Interviews
  • Systems Mapping
  • Data Analysis
  • Learning Network Design


The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. Their Digital Strategy Fund was created to stimulate the digital transformation of the arts sector in Canada. It supports initiatives to develop a user-centered culture of innovation, a rethinking of organizational culture, work procedures and leadership styles, and the adoption and deployment of available technological solutions.

Council engaged KerrSmith Design to review applications and literature with a view to creating a framework for a learning network that would support the efforts of existing and future DSF recipients. Based on data from DSF application files, we mapped the current arts ecosystem and identified the characteristics that defined how Canadian arts organizations currently work and identified the characteristics that would enable Canadian arts organizations to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.


Report Cover: Framing Change