Dear Friends of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands and the Arts,

We invite you to participate in this brief online survey being conducted by Inga Petri, a keynote speaker and a friend of SPARC (Supporting Performing Arts in Rural and Remote Communities) at the second SPARC Symposium that will take place at the end of October in Haliburton.

Below is a note from Inga explaining the purpose of this research.

By being a part of this survey, you will assist those involved in the arts in Haliburton County gain insight into your view of the current state and direction for the future.

Thank you for considering participating in this brief survey.

Kate Butler
Acting Chair, ACHH

If you live full-time, seasonally in - or regularly visit - Haliburton County, this survey is for you!

This study aims to generate new insight into how rural communities can become thriving arts communities and Haliburton County has been selected as one of the featured communities. This survey is an important part of this research and is available here:

It should take no more than 8 to 12 minutes to complete the survey.

Your participation is both voluntary and confidential. No personal information is being collected. Results will be reported in summary only.

Findings of the overall study will be presented at the SPARC Symposium (Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities), taking place in Haliburton from October 27 to 30 ( These findings will be available freely to anyone looking to shape the future of their local community with the arts in mind.

Finally, please feel free to share the link to this survey with friends, neighbours, colleagues.

The survey will remain open until September 26, 2016.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact me at 613-558-8433 (mobile) or

Best regards,
Inga Petri