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The Power of Data

January 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


The Power of Data: Communicating your impact

Presented by Nordicity | This workshop will help creative business owners and creative and cultural sector not-for-profit organizations understand how to harness the power of data (both quantitative and qualitative) to measure and track outcomes more effectively – be that for individual projects and initiatives, or at the organization-level. From basic indicators and tracking tools to more detailed cultural and economic impacts, attendees will exit this primer session with a stronger understanding of:

  • Motivations for capturing data;
  • Simple tools and tips for tracking and gathering data;
  • Ways to translate data into meaningful insights both internally and for private and public funders.

The workshop is relevant to growth-oriented creative and cultural organizations, businesses, or industry associations seeking to reinforce current approaches to data tracking and impact analysis or seeking new ways to demonstrate value to funders and patrons. // The format will include a brief lecture, followed by an expert panel and Q&A.

Expert Panelists:

  • Kathryn Townshend, Ontario Arts Council’s Director of Research, Policy and Evaluation;
  • Dan Wilson, Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Director of Strategy and Performance; and,
  • Kerry Swanson, Toronto Arts Council’s Partnerships and Evaluation Officer


Register before Jan 10th to receive 50% off your ticket (enter promo code: NORDICITY) 

Information About Instructor:

Nordicity is a leading consultancy specializing in policy, strategy, and economic analysis in the media, creative and information and communications technology sectors. Its analytical expertise helps governments make better policy, industry sectors develop and communicate value, and the private sector make investment decisions. Nordicity does business assessments in digital media, screen-based properties, ICT and the cultural industries, and regularly runs workshops and lead panel discussions about subjects relevant to the creative community as a whole.

This workshop is part of the Business Skills for Growth workshop series, an Artscape Launchpad initiative, which offers opportunities to develop creative entrepreneurship and business skills for the creative and cultural sector. Find out more about Artscape Launchpad and other workshops in the Business Skills for Growth series on the Artscape website.


Studio 106
180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada