Mr. Brault has participated in many initiatives, such as the Forum d’action des milieux culturels de la Métropole, the steering committee of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, the Montréal Summit, the Rendez-vous novembre 2007 Montréal Métropole culturelle and Agenda 21C de la culture au Québec. He was also a founding member and Chair of Culture Montréal. He was appointed to the board of directors of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA). His first non-fiction book, Le facteur C : l’avenir passe par la culture, explained the dramatic rise of cultural concerns in the public agenda.
Mr. Brault is an Officer of the Order of Canada, Officier de l’Ordre national du Québec, a Fellow of the CGA Order and the CPA Order, and is a recipient of the 2009 Keith Kelly Award for Cultural Leadership. In 2015, he received the Quebec CPA Order’s prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award.
For over 23 years Valerie has helped national and international businesses, governments and non-government organizations create opportunity by proactively managing environmental and social risks, and implementing programs that deliver both shareholder and stakeholder value. She has conducted a broad range of engagements including sustainability visioning and stance definition; stakeholder mapping and materiality assessment; stakeholder engagement; benchmarking and sustainability assessment; management system design and audit; indicators, goals and metrics identification, design, measurement and reporting; cost-benefit and scenario analysis; governance and leadership structure design; and change management planning and implementation.
Prior to joining RBC, she was a Partner with Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services and the America’s Leader of Deloitte’s Sustainability and Climate Change(S&CC) Practice. In this role, she provided national direction and expertise in the areas of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), Sustainability, Climate Change, Water and Energy Management across the Americas. She was also a member of Deloitte’s global Sustainability & Climate Change Leadership Team, and an advisor to Deloitte Canada’s internal corporate responsibility program.
In 2013, she was named as a member of Canada’s Clean 16 – leader in the consulting sector and is part of the Canadian Clean 50.
Valerie graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering. She is fluent in French and Spanish.
société canadienne d’études en danse, and most recently as the Canadian Dance Assembly’s Executive Director. Over the years, Kate has taught at several university performing arts and education programs; she now acts as a mentor in arts management internship programs. Kate sits on Advocacy Committees at the municipal and provincial levels; notably, she is a founding member of the Mass Culture/ Mobilisation Culturelle research lab initiative. Kate Cornell is the proud recipient of the John Hobday Award in Arts Management (2016) from the Canada Council for the Arts.
For 30 years, Chris has worked extensively as an arts consultant for arts organizations, institutions and government agencies both in Canada and internationally. In 1989-91, Chris was a consultant to the Canada Council on issues of racial equity. His work launched two important offices – the Aboriginal Arts Office and the Equity Office which have subsequently led the way in transforming the Council from an exclusively Eurocentric arts agency to one in which multiple art traditions/practices are honoured and funded. In 1991-92, he worked at the Banff Centre designing and directing its first arts residency that dealt with Equity – Race and the Body Politic. In 2011, he co-authored, with France Trépanier, Understanding Aboriginal Arts in Canada Today. They are currently – 2016 to 2019 – co-directing Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires.
Chris appreciates his audiences a lot.
Crowston was recently appointed to the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale, which will feature the media work of Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, Isuma Productions. In 2016, Crowston served as the Commissioner for the Canadian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture and was Canadian Commissioner for the Sydney Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2002. In that same year, she was awarded the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts and the City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Award in 2005. In 2015, Crowston was inducted into the City of Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame.
In 1999 she created Stage Left Productions: A collective of diverse artists who produce daring forms of political art and advocate for equity in the arts. She has since made Stage Left the leading contributor to the Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts domain, a global Centre for the Theatre of the Oppressed, and Canada’s only national arts equity support organization.
Michele is currently also the founder & Chair of the Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts Alliance of Canada, the co-Coordinator of the Calgary Collective for Equity & Diversity in the Arts (with Olivia Marie Golosky), and an arts equity educator and/or advisor to the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, the Canadian Dance Assembly, the Canadian Arts Presenting Association, Alberta Dance Alliance, the BC Arts Council, Calgary Arts Development and Dr. Linden (Lindsay) Crowshoe.
After an international search, Gordon was appointed the Music Director of the Regina Symphony Orchestra beginning in the 2016-2017 season. He was the Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a position which was created for him after two highly successful seasons there as Assistant Conductor. During his tenure there, Gordon led the orchestra in over a hundred performances. For four seasons Gordon held the positions of Resident Conductor and Repetiteur for Calgary Opera. He led many productions while in residence in Calgary, including LA BOHÈME, LAKMÈ, DIE FLEDERMAUS, and the Canadian premiere of Mark Adamo’s LITTLE WOMEN recorded for national broadcast on CBC’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera. He was invited back to help launch Calgary Opera’s summer opera festival Opera in the Village with productions of CANDIDEand THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. During his tenure at Calgary Opera, Gordon was honoured with the Mayor’s Award for Emerging Artists for his contribution to the musical life of the city of Calgary. In December 2015, Gordon made his debut with The National Ballet of Canada; and in August 2016, Gordon made his European debut conducting TOSCA for Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg in Rheinsberg, Germany. Gordon has also conducted productions for Opera Hamilton to critical acclaim and was Assistant Conductor for several productions at Opera Lyra Ottawa. Gordon is also a regular guest conductor for Opera McGill, where he has led productions of DON GIOVANNI and LE NOZZE DI FIGARO.
Mr. Green is chair of the board and director of Franklin Templeton Investments Corp., director of Fiduciary Trust Company of Canada and is chair and director of FTC Investor Services Inc. He also serves as president, CEO and director of both Templeton Growth Fund Ltd and Franklin Templeton Corporate Class Funds Ltd. He is on the Board of Directors of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) and Business for the Arts (BftA). He also sits on the Pension Committee of Canada’s National Ballet School and is a past board member of Canada’s National Ballet School and of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Mr. Green has a degree in economics from the University of Ottawa and is a fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. He holds the FMA, CIM, and FCSI designations.
Much of his current work is focused on creating opportunities for innovation and collaboration and in advancing new thinking and policy approaches. Sandy has been instrumental in the establishment of a number of Canadian not-for-profits. He was the founding chair of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, an arms-length, public foundation created by the Government of Ontario to support the environmental and agricultural integrity of province’s new Greenbelt. He is currently the chair of Community Food Centres Canada and past chair of Philanthropic Foundations Canada. He is a director of the Tides Canada Foundation and the Toronto Community Foundation. He also serves as advisor to a number of charitable organizations including CivicAction, Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, and Imagine Canada. Sandy is a Senior Fellow at Massey College.
A Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia, Loring created the Songs of the Land project in 2012 in partnership with five separate organizations in his home community. The project explores 100-year-old audio recordings of songs and stories of the N’lakap’amux People. Loring has written two new plays based on his work with the community including Battle of the Birds, about domestic violence and power abuse, and The Boy Who Was Abandoned, about youth and elder neglect.
A versatile artist and leader Loring has served as the co-curator of the Talking Stick Festival, as Artist in Residence at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, as Artistic Director of the Savage Society in Vancouver, as a Documentary Producer of Canyon War: The Untold Story, and as the Project Leader/Creator, and Director of the Songs of the Landproject in his home community of Lytton First Nation.
On March 26th 2018, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, announced Ruth Mackenzie, is appointed president o the London chapter of Arts Council England, the British Arts Finance Agency. She will succeed Veronica Wadley, who will leave her office on 30/06/2018.
She was Director of the London 2012 Festival (the official cultural programme for the London 2012 Games), widely regarded as the most successful cultural programme of any modern Olympics & Paralympic Games.
She has also been General Director of Scottish Opera and the Manchester International Festival, Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, consultant dramaturg of the Vienna Festwochen, special adviser to 5 Secretaries of State for Culture, Media & Sport and consultant to the Barbican Centre, the LSO, Google, the BBC and the Tate, amongst others.
Anne graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree (Basic Medical Sciences) and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (History of Fine Art and Cinema Studies). She was awarded the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation in 2007 and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in May 2012.
Anne is a member of the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Toronto CFA Society. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Public Library Foundation, and Crow’s Theatre.
Nathalie Maillé holds a B.A. in dance from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), as well as a Graduate Diploma in Management of Cultural Organizations from HEC Montréal. She is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and the Audit Committee of UQAM and represents the City of Montreal on the Board of Directors of Les Arts et la Ville. In addition, she is involved with T.A.M, an organization that fosters leadership skills among adolescents and serve as a sponsor with the Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal. In 2015, she was awarded the Prix Femmes d’affaires du Québec.
(www.imaginesustainability.today). His research focuses on the theoretical and methodological challenges of art in transdisciplinary relationships, and understanding and engaging with sustainability challenges beyond their technical and managerial dimensions. He has been a featured speaker at the Canadian Arts Summit, The International Transdisciplinarity Conference, National Valuing Nature Conference, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and elsewhere.
In 2016 she and her husband Wilmot, initiated The Bentway, a bold, new civic endeavor to repurpose vacant space under Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, and turn it into a pedestrian and cycling path, and a vibrant civic space that will be a venue for arts and cultural programming. Judy has also taken a leadership role in other cultural institutions such as Evergreen, Park People, Artscape and the Canadian Opera Company.
As Judy’s passion, dedication and her unique projects continue to inspire others to increase their giving, community involvement and enjoyment of the public realm, she will continue to increase the city’s livability to the benefit of all of us.
Alex has a long history of working with Peter Gabriel, most notably they created the multi-award winning Ceremony of Innocence. In 2015 Alex was nominated for an Emmy and won a Kids Screen Award for Time Tremors a transmedia project which included a treasure hunt for kids based at the Art Gallery of Ontario done with Xenophile Media. Other notable collaborators include MIT, the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK and best selling author/world creator Brian Froud.
Alex recently co-founded the mixed reality company Impossible Things with Ian Kelso. They launched their first project in 2017, the highly acclaimed ReBlink, an augmented reality show that refreshes and re-imagines the traditional gallery viewing experience at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
(http://abtec.org/iif/symposia/3rd-annual-symposium/) and the International Indigenous curators exchange with Australia, Canada, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Finland. She is co-editor of Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital, a special issue of PUBLIC journal. She has curated and exhibited at ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and in 2013 she curated Lisa Rehiana’s new media installation in pursuit of venus at A-Space Gallery in Toronto, Canada. Currently, Dr. Nagam is curating a public art installation for a Reconciliation Walk at The Forks in Winnipeg, and leading a team that is creating an Indigenous App for Winnipeg’s art, architectural, and place-based history. She has co-curated with Jaimie Isaac
INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, the largest contemporary exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in fall 2017-18. Her artwork where white pines lay over the water, was shown in, Toronto, Ontario, San Paulo, Brazil, Lyon, France, Wellington, New Zealand. Her installation singing our bones home was shown in Markham, in London, England and in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Nagam has new public artwork, Electrical Currents for Winnipeg Arts Council, commissioned work for Nuit Blanche Manitowapow, speaking to the moon, in Toronto, Canada fall of 2017, and newly commissioned work for Smithsonian’s exhibition Transformers in New York, USA, 2017-18 and The future is in the Land, a solo exhibition at A-Space, Toronto Canada.
He is the Chairman of Nanos Research, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, and a research associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also the current Vice Chair of Carleton University in Ottawa which has 28 thousand students and a budget of over $400M.
Nik leads the team behind the weekly Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, considered a must-have resource for senior executives and is also featured in a weekly segment on CTV’s News Channel,Nanos on the Numbers, which focuses on the latest political, business and social trends.
He is the pollster for CTV News, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, the Globe& Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, Bloomberg News in Canada.
Nik’s new book published in 2018, the Age of Voter Rage, examines the rise of populist politics in the US, the UK, Canada and France, the restructuring of citizen engagement and how small swings in voter sentiment have a disproportionate impact on democratic outcomes.
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In over ten years with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, he developed The Night Shift, a ground-breaking series attracting new, younger audiences, as well as reshaping the Orchestra’s public image and presiding over a 150% increase in ticket sales. Prior to this, at the London Philharmonic Orchestra, he launched the NOISE student programme, the first of its kind in London.
In 2013 William completed the Fellowship at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC, and was a 2014 Fellow of the International Society of Performing Arts. He holds an MA in European Cultural Policy and Administration from the University of Warwick.
As an entrepreneur and leadership expert, Jill is an inspiration to arts chief executives from around the world who attend her Executive Summits and subscribe to her publication, The Arts Leadership Quarterly. Jill has presented at countless industry conferences, including recent keynotes at the UK Theatre Touring Symposium in London, the Broadway League Spring Road Conference in New York City, and the Dance/USA International Dance Manager’s convening in Copenhagen. She serves on faculty at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and she was honored to join the inaugural faculty for the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Cultural Leadership Program.
With a strong business instinct and a love of the arts, Jill is a true believer in the power of arts and culture to transform individuals and communities. You can find Jill on Twitter at @jrobinsontrg or on LinkedIn.
With more than 36 000 members, the SAT provides a networking hub, at a time when digital culture is radically transforming our way of thinking, creating and diffusing art. Since 1996, she has created a multidisciplinary centre for research, creation, production, formation, and diffusion, dedicated to the advancement and preservation of digital culture. The SAT is also a major centre for the Montreal’s technological arts with an internationally renowned in the domain.
Recognized in 2014 for her work by the city of Montreal, Monique Savoie was awarded the “Bâtisseuse du 21e siècle” prize and was made a Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre des arts et des lettres de la République française (Order of Arts and Letters) of France in 2017. Since August 2016, she represents the SAT as a partner of the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, until 2022.
Experiencing the impact that dance had on her life growing up, Karlee firmly believes that exposure to the arts doesn’t just make great artists… it makes great citizens. She shares her diverse expertise with arts organizations to amplify the impact of young patrons in the arts sector.