ReDefine Arts is proud to share the 2020-2021 Countdown Public Art Project Evaluation Report with you!

The report spans Countdown projects that took place between November 2020 and October 2021 in Lanark County (Almonte) and North Hastings (Bancroft), Ontario. It is the first of three reports being produced over a 3-year funding period from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The report includes survey findings, partner interview summaries, participant quotes and more.

The Countdown Public Art Project is an Ontario-wide arts initiative that works with communities to create monuments in public spaces to honour those affected by gender-based violence and to imagine, or count down to, a world without gender-based violence.

The two projects captured within this report succeed 10 others which took place with communities in Pembroke, Eganville, Killaloe, Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, Peterborough-Nogojiwanong, North Bay, Carleton Place, Brantford, Almonte, and Bancroft since 2016. Countdown is currently working in Hastings Highlands (Combermere) and Lanark County (Smiths Falls) for the creation of two more pebble mosaic monuments to be completed and installed later this fall.

Countdown is produced and led by ReDefine Arts with local leadership and community and civic partners. We’re grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for three-year project funding for the Countdown Public Art Project (2020 - 2023), and to the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council for ongoing operational support.

To access the graphic report, please visit the follow link:

A plain-text report is available and linked within the graphic report on page 16. If you have trouble accessing the graphic or plain-text report please email us at

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