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Mentors

Director and CEO of the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art/BC 

Alexandra is an operational and philanthropy leader in the not-for-profit sector with more than twenty years of experience in senior executive positions. more...

President & CEO at The Art of Strategy/AB

In 2016, Mrs. Geskin took the helm of The Art of Strategy, a boutique consultancy firm that specializes in assisting both not for profit and corporate organizations realize their true growth potential by offering a wide variety of services, helping build capacity, mobilize change and achieving sustainable results. more...

Executive Director, Stratford Festival/ON

As Executive Director, Anita Gaffney works alongside the Artistic Director in setting the strategic and operational direction for the Stratford Festival. more...

Executive Director of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association/ON

Arden R. Ryshpan has worked in the industry for over 35 years in a variety of capacities, with production credits on over 30 feature films and televisions projects. more...

Elder and Cultural Advisor

Barbara Nepinak, a member of Pine Creek First Nation is a retired mother/grandmother of 35 yrs of federal public service. more...

Executive Director, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/MB

Camilla Holland is the Executive Director of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canada’s first regional theatre. more...

Consultante, Planification stratégique/QC

Retraité/QC

Membre de plusieurs conseils d’administration dans le domaine des arts et de la culture, il a été commentateur à CIBL 101,5 de 2012 à 2016. Blogueur, il collabore également au Huffington Post Québec. more...

Executive Director, Theatre Calgary/AB

General Manager Kaha:wi Dance Theatre /ON

Camilla Holland is the Executive Director of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canada’s first regional theatre. more...

Executive Director of Art of Time Ensemble/ON

David Abel is an arts management industry veteran with experience in producing commercial and not-for-profit theatre and managing performing arts organizations of all sizes. more...

Consultant/ Past Director Culture Days/QC

David Moss began his creative and entrepreneurial career as a songwriter, producer and performer and has over twenty-five years of experience in arts management and cultural development. more...

Managing Director, Urban Ink/BC

Dawn Brennan, M. A., has a background in leadership positions in arts organizations and arts service organizations. She also provides Consulting and Organizational Development services to a wide range of cultural and non-profit organizations. more...

Cultural Management Consultant

Douglas Riske led the Manitoba Arts Council as Executive Director from 1998 to 2015, a period of significant change in the local, provincial and national cultural sectors.  This experience, knowledge and understanding coupled with over 25 years as an artistic director, producer, executive director and senior cultural manager has prepared him for the challenges of a changing landscape in Canada’s cultural sector. more...

Codirectrice générale/directrice administrative, Le Théâtre du Gros Mécano/QC

Porteuse d’une forte expertise en comptabilité, en gestion et en administration Madame Chabot est Directrice administrative et codirectrice générale au Théâtre du Gros Mécano depuis 14 ans. more...

Retraité/QC

Expert conseil en développement philanthropique more...

President and CEO, Canadian Music Centre/ON

Glenn Hodgins is the President and CEO of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) which serves as the catalyst that connects you to the ever-evolving world of musical creation in Canada. more...

Director of Advancement, Perimeter Institute/ON

Heather Clark is the Director of Advancement for the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo where she oversees private sector support from individuals, corporations and foundations. more...

Professor of Professional Practice, School for the Contemporary Arts Director, SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts /BC

In August, 2014 Howard joined the Simon Fraser University faculty as Professor of Professional Practice in the School for the Contemporary Arts, and is the Director of the SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit. more...

Directrice générale et artistique, Fondation Arte Musica/Salle Bougie du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal/QC

Consultant/ON

Jane Marsland has been an articulate advocate for the arts for many years and has served on a wide range of boards, advisory groups and committees. more...

Past Director of Culture City of Markham/ON

Over the past 30+ years working in the cultural sector, John remained committed to breaking barriers, expanding participation in culture and integrating culture into the fabric of our economic, social and health care systems more...

Executive Director, Orchestras Canada/ON

Katherine Carleton has worked in the not for profit arts sector for over 30 years, as a clarinetist, teacher, granting officer, orchestra manager, and association executive. more...

Executive Director of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund/ON

Kathleen Sharpe is a senior manager in government and the cultural sector.  She has been Executive Director of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund since its inception in 1999 more...

Arts and Grants Consultant for the City of Saskatoon/SK

Kathy is the Arts and Grants Consultant for the City of Saskatoon, a position she has held since 2013. She administers several cultural and sport grant programs and works with community on the implementation of the City of Saskatoon’s Culture Plan. more...

Consultant/QC

President, Pacey Group/BC

Lucille Pacey is the former President & CEO of Arts Umbrella, Canada’s visual and performing arts institute for young people ages 2 to 19. more...

Executive Director, Winnipeg Folk Festival/MB

Lynne Skromeda is the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival where she oversees both the four-day summer festival, now heading into its 44th year, and its year-round initiatives. more...

Directeur général, Éditions David/QC

Après avoir dirigé, de 2005 à 2009, le Regroupement des éditeurs canadiens-français (RÉCF), Marc Haentjens est aujourd’hui directeur général des Éditions David à Ottawa. more...

Executive Director, Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People /ON

Marcus is the Executive Director for Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People, where he is mentoring the next generation of arts manager. more...

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Toronto International Film Festival/ON

Michèle Maheux is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for TIFF and has been with the organization since 1989, holding progressively more senior positions. Maheux’s focus includes strategic planning, leadership development, staff and volunteer resources, special projects and key operational activities at TIFF and for TIFF Bell Lightbox. more...

Retraitée/QC

Director of Music, University of New Brunswick/NB

Richard Hornsby is currently president of the Cultural Human Resources Council of Canada, President of Music New Brunswick, CulturePlus, and was a founding member of the Fredericton Arts Alliance. more...

Executive Director of the Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts/BC

Rob Gloor is a 25 year veteran of arts management. With degrees in both Music and Business, Rob’s early career experience included senior roles in the fields of orchestral music, choral music, opera, and performing arts centres in Ontario, Alberta and BC. more...

Directeur administratif, Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts/QC

Director, Assistant Professor, Brock University/ON

Director, Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Sharon Godwin is the Executive Director of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. more...

Président, Cinéma Station VU

CEO, Atlantic Ballet Theatre Canada/NB

Susan Chalmers-Gauvin is a strategic, results-driven leader with over twenty-five (25) years of management experience in organizational development, strategic planning, policy, program planning and evaluation including eight years of strategic counsel to First Nations in the areas of program and community development. more...

Director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts /ON

Tricia Baldwin became the Director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in December 2014. A leader in Canada’s non-profit sector, Tricia Baldwin was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts’ John Hobday Award in Arts Management and a full scholarship to attend the Strategic Perspectives in Non Profit Management course at Harvard University. She is currently enrolled in philosophy courses at the University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education. more...

Président, Conseil du patrimoine culturel du Québec/QC

Gestionnaire culturel, diplomate et communicateur, Yves Lefebvre a occupé plusieurs postes de direction à Montréal, à Québec et à Paris, au coeur des principaux enjeux culturels contemporains. more...

Mentees

Director, Estevan Art Gallery and Museum/SK

Amber Andersen is the Director of the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum (EAGM) in Estevan, Saskatchewan. more...

Director of Marketing and Publicity, Pacific Theatre/BC

Andrea works as the Director of Marketing and Publicity for Pacific Theatre and is acting as Interim General Manager. more...

National Executive Director, CARFAC/BC

April Britski is the National Executive Director of CARFAC, Canada’s national association for visual and media artists. more...

Directrice Soutien aux opérations de tournée, Cirque du Soleil/QC

Quebec-born Aude Gagnon-Raymond holds a Production degree from the National Theatre School of Canada and a Masters degree in International Arts Management (HEC/Southern Methodist University). more...

Directeur administratif / codirecteur général, Théâtre du Trillium/ON

Benoit est artiste et gestionnaire multidisciplinaire originaire de l’Est ontarien. Il travaille au sein de l’équipe du Théâtre du Trillium depuis 2008 où il a occupé les postes de régie, assistance à la mise en scène, production et agit actuellement à titre de directeur administratif et codirecteur général. more...

Assistant to the Executive Director, Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge/AB

Dawn Leite is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director at the Allied Arts Council. more...

Arts Administrator & Events, SaskCulture/SK

Dominga Robinson is a Jamaican / Nakota woman from the Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation in Southeast Saskatchewan. Currently, Dominga works as an Outreach Consultant with SaskCulture. more...

Directrice Affaires publiques, Faculté de musique, Université de Montréal/QC

Gestionnaire passionnée de plus de 15 ans d'expérience dans le milieu culturel, Dominique Poulin est, depuis juillet 2016, la directrice Affaires publiques de la Faculté de musique de l'UdeM. more...

Executive Director, Powell Street Festival Society/BC

Emiko Morita became the Executive Director of Powell Street Festival in Vancouver 25 years after she first worked as an intern for the festival in 1990. more...

Director of Marketing and Business Development, Coastal Jazz and Blues Society/BC

Emma Lancaster is a senior communications professional and bon vivant with 20 years’ experience in project management, marketing, event production, writing, editing, and media relations more...

Directrice de la médiation culturelle et de projets, Orchestre symphonique de Québec/QC

Professionnelle du milieu des arts et de la culture depuis près de vingt ans, détentrice d’une maîtrise en Histoire de l’Université de Rennes II, d’un DESS en administration et développement culturel de l’Université de Lyon Lumières ainsi que d’un diplôme de 2e cycle en interprétation et médiation culturelles de l’Université du Québec de Trois-Rivières, Emmanuelle Pequin a notamment travaillé au financement public, à la coordination de l’administration artistique et au développement du jeune public des Violons du Roy pendant près d’une dizaine d’années. more...

Manager, Adult Arts and Culture, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre/ON

Esther Arbeid has been working at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (JCC) in downtown Toronto for 14 years. more...

Theatre Manager, Sanderson Centre City of Brantford/ON

Glenn is the manager of the historic Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts in Brantford, Ontario. more...

Directeur général, Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la C.-B

De part son travail au sein du Conseil culturel et artistique, les tâches de Jean-François sont à la fois de représenter le secteur culturel associatif, de mettre en place des projets de développement culturel-communautaire et des initiatives de professionnalisation pour les artistes francophones de la province. more...

Executive Director, Small Halls Inc/PE

Jennifer Campbell is the Executive Director of Small Halls Inc. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Music Prince Edward Island as well as the Atlantic Presenters Association. more...

Executive Director, DEAF CULTURE CENTRE/ON

Development Manager, Grants & Proposals Vancouver Opera/BC

Joseph is a performing arts manager, writer and active community volunteer with a special interest in cultural planning and meaningful community engagement through the performing arts. more...

Director of Audience Engagement, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony/ON

Director of Audience Engagement at the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Kari Hueber completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of Toronto in 2007 and a Certificate in Arts Administration – Cultural Management from Humber College in 2009.  more...

Manager, Events and Audience Services SFU/BC

Katherine currently is working as the Business Development Coordinator for the brand new Anvil Centre Theatre in New Westminster BC. more...

Executive Director, W. Kootenay Regional Arts Council/BC

As Executive Director of the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Krista Patterson has over 14 years of experience in a management role in the arts, culture and heritage sector. more...

Director, Canadian Crafts Federation /NB

With over 15 years experience in contemporary fine craft, Maegen Black has built a career from her passion. more...

Directrice générale, Le grand costumier/QC

Marie a travaillé 9 ans dans le milieu du développement international avant de se diriger vers le secteur culturel. Avant tout intéressée par l’aspect humain de la gestion, elle œuvre au sein d’OBNL du milieu culturel et social depuis 13 ans. more...

Directrice administrative, Théâtre de la Pire Espèce/QC

Après des études en France, Marie-Christine André, passionnée de théâtre, choisi de mettre ses compétences au service de la compagnie C cédille basée à Toulouse. more...

Coordonnatrice, développement philanthropique, et événements, Fondation Héritage Montréal/QC

En décembre 2014, Mme Ravary se joint à l’équipe de la Fondation Héritage Montréal à titre de coordonnatrice – développement philanthropique et événements more...

Directeur général, CJE Montréal Centre-Ville/QC

Depuis 2014, Martin Choquette assume la direction générale du CJE Montréal Centre-Ville, un territoire qu’il affectionne particulièrement. more...

Program Officer, Strategic Initiatives, New Brunswick Museum and Program Coordinator, Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark/NB

Megan Mainwaring works with both the New Brunswick Museum on Strategic Initiatives, including projects with partner organizations and outreach programming, and Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark on education programs. more...

Community Arts and Events Coordinator Teslin Tlingit Council Heritage Department/YT

Melaina Sheldon is Inland Tlingit from Teslin, Yukon where she currently resides and works as the Community Arts & Events Coordinator for the Teslin Tlingit Council. more...

Artistic Planning & Operations Manager, Music on Main/BC

Melissa is Music on Main’s Artistic Planning & Operations Manager, responsible for the overall management and supervision of the organization’s operations, and facilitating artistic and organizational excellence. more...

Production Manager, Neptune Theatre/NS

Michael has worked on the technical side of theatre as a props builder, lighting technician, automation technician, and technical director. In 2009, he moved to administration becoming Production Manager for Neptune Theatre more...

Development Manager, Toronto Arts Foundation/ON

Michelle Yeung has been with many arts organization over the last decade including the Resurgence Theatre Company, Shrimp Magnet Theatre Company, The Canadian Stage, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Factory Theatre, and Tafelmusik. more...

City Museum Strategy Manager, Edmonton Heritage Council/AB

Monica has long believed in the transformative power and social value of history museums. She holds a B.Ed, B.F.A and a professional certificate in Cultural Heritage Leadership and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Arts program. more...

Resource Development Associate, SKETCH/ON

Nicole Hurtubise is a Toronto based arts manager who works with young people and community to support creative opportunities for social transformation, equity and inclusion. more...

Producer & Operations Manager of The Musical Stage Company

Coordonnateur Circulation de la musique et diffusion, Conseil québécois de la musique/QC

Pierre-David Rodrigue se spécialise en gestion stratégique de la diffusion en arts de la scène. Ses principaux champs d'interventions sont : le développement professionnel, les stratégies numériques, la gestion d'événement, la mise en marché et la concertation. more...

Director, Community & Corporate Engagement, Honens/AB

Po Yeh is Director, Corporate & Community Engagement at Honens—one of Canada’s leading classical music organizations. more...

Executive Director, Playwrights Guild of Canada/ON

Robin Sokoloski has been the Executive Director of Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) since April 2010. She currently Chairs Access Copyrights' Membership Advisory Committee, sits on ArtReach Toronto’s Steering Committee, and East End Arts Advisory Committee.   more...

Directrice générale, Carrousel international du film/QC

Depuis 2015, elle est à la tête du Carrousel international du film de Rimouski, qui organise chaque année un festival de cinéma jeunesse international dans le Bas-Saint-Laurent; le pionnier des festivals de cinéma jeunesse en Amérique du Nord et dans la francophonie. more...

General Counsel and Director of HR / Soulpepper Theatre Company/ON

Sarah Farrell is General Counsel and Director of HR at Soulpepper Theatre Company, and Counsel at Pinewood Toronto Studios. She is President of the Toronto Fringe Festival's Board of Directors. more...

Executive Director, Manitoba Music/MB

General Manager, Pi Theatre/BC

Shayna Goldberg is the General Manager at Pi Theatre in Vancouver, BC. She holds an MBA and specialized diploma in Arts and Media Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University. more...

VP Ventes, Édition Chouette/QC

Avec plus de 7 ans d’expérience au sein d’Éditions Chouette, Simon Payette est officiellement désigné comme la relève depuis 3 ans. À titre de Vice-Président Ventes, Simon est actuellement responsable des ventes internationales de droits et des ventes de livres anglais et français more...

Executive Director, Regina Symphony Orchestra/SK

Tanya Derksen is the Executive Director of the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and has almost twenty years of experience in the music industry as a performer, teacher, board member, and arts administration leader. more...

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