Pathways for Newcomers in the Arts Professionals in Canada
Speaker: Toyin Oladele
Thursday, August 31, 2023
12:00 – 1:30pm MT / 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET
A conversation about a newcomer’s journey into a professional arts career in Canada. Toyin, a Calgary based arts professional and cultural strategist will describe her journey, experience and future plans, strategies and how she is leading conversations for Equity, diversity, Inclusion and Access conversations around Canada. She will also describe how to have effective community engagement with equity-seeking communities, manage community projects and connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Toyin Oladele is a Calgary-based multi-disciplinary artist, curator, arts manager, creative strategist, and community builder, originally from Nigeria. She is a motivated, creative, and results-focused professional. With over two decades of experience, she has demonstrated excellence in organizational development, strategic planning, program development and implementation, community and arts-based event planning, production and event management, engagement, and equity & diversity. In her past roles, Toyin has overseen the development, delivery, and evaluation of a range of programs, projects, and partnerships focused on elevating the cultural landscape and supporting artists from all backgrounds. Her professional strengths are firmly rooted in her passion to invigorate community spaces with arts and culture, infusing inclusivity, and vibrancy into her community, through a strategic approach that is highly collaborative.
Toyin has been named as Canada’s Top 100 Black Women to watch by CIBWE in 2022, Top 25 EDIA Persons of the year by Canadian Multicultural Group in 2021 amongst other awards and nominations.
In her spare time, Toyin loves to watch movies in Yoruba language, her mother tongue and engage with creative people. She also enjoys coaching, mentoring, and assisting newcomers, especially women to find their voice as professionals in the city of Calgary and across Canada. Toyin is married and is a mother of three.
To attend this webinar, organizations must be registered with artsvest.
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