Talks

TEACHING

University of Toronto, Arts Management Program, Arts Advocacy, co-taught with Shannon Litzenberger, Winter 2014

 

BOARDS & WORKING GROUPS 

– Art Gallery of Ontario, Government Relations Working Group, 14…

– Toronto Arts Council, Board Member, Advocacy Committee, 11…

– CARFAC Ontario, Past-President, Board Member, 10…

 

LECTURES, SPEECHES AND PANELS

– Rethink Music, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Speaker, May 2016

– Humber College, Arts Administration, Guest Speaker, Dec 2, 2016.

– Neighbourhood Arts Network, Emergence Symposium, Panelist Nov. 13, 2015

– Toronto Arts Council, Cultural Leaders Lab, Speaker, Oct. 2015

– No.9 Contemporary Art and the Environment, Animating Green Civic Spaces, Panelist / Speaker. March 3, 2015

– Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), Graffiti Sessions, The Art and Justice of Sociable Cities, Keynote, Dec. 2014

– C.N.U. Tactical Urbanism: Citizen Powered Change, Co-presenter with Tanzeel Merchant, March 2014

– Business for the Arts, Young Leaders Summit, w. Che Kothari, Nov. 15, 2013

– York Region Arts and Culture, Arts Exposed, Artist Success Stories, Oct. 5 2013

– Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Power of the Arts National Forum, w. Che Kothari,  Sept. 27, 2013

– Ontario Non Profit Network, Non Profit Re-framed, w. Che Kothari, Sept. 19 2013

– CARFAC National, BeautifulCity.ca Open Session, Vancouver June 2013

– Mayworks, ‘Shoptalk’ May 2013

– United Way, ‘Advocating at City Hall: A session for the City’s Youth Leaders’ Feb, 2013

– UofT, ‘Visual Bodies: Bodies / Cities’ May 3, 2012

– OCAD, Strategic Foresight & Innovation (SFI) Program, April 5, 2012

– TYC, ‘The Cause,’ Advocacy Exchange (w. Dave Meslin), 2011

– Openwalls.org Conference, Featured Presenter, Barcelona, 2011

– Arts Network for Children And Youth, Policy Roundtable and Presentation, Oct.  2011

– ArtReach Toronto, ‘Mentorship Panel & Circles’ Panelist / Mentor, 2011

– Canadian Conference of the Arts, ‘Arts, Powering the Creative Economy?’ Panelist / Presenter, 2010

– Manifesto Jamaica, ‘Making Art Your Business, Art’ical Reasoning,’ Guest Speaker / Panelist, 2010

– Manifesto Festival, ‘Governor General’s Youth Dialogue,’ Featured Presenter, 2010

– Civics Education Network, Integration Program Speaker, 2010

– ‘InVoice’ BeautifulCity.ca Town Hall, City Hall, Speaker / Organizer, 2010

– Ontario College of Art and Design / CARFAC Ontario, Professional Development Series, Advocacy Lecturer, 2009

– University of Toronto, OISE, Dept of Sociology / Equity Studies, Manifesto Talk / Tour, 2009

– Artscape, Creative Places + Spaces: The Collaborative City, Panelist / Presenter, 2009

– Toronto Community Housing, Advocacy Lecture for Frontline Workers, 2009

– BeautifulCity.ca Town Hall, City Hall, Speaker / Organizer, 2009

– Emerging Leaders Network / Toronto City Summit Alliance, Private View of Housepaint / Talk, 2009

– University of Toronto, MA Museum Studies, Guest Lecturer, 09

– Royal Ontario Museum, Institute for Contemporary Culture, ‘Talking Street Art,’ Presenter, 2009

– ELN / Toronto City Summit Alliance, ‘BCBF’ Presenter, 2009

– LuminaTO, ‘Illuminations Speakers Series,’ Panelist, 08- Ryerson University, ACS Open Night, Speaker, 2004

– Bridges for Youth, “Art as a Tool to Engage Youth-at-risk” Speaker, 2004

 

PAST BODs, AFFILIATIONS AND ROUNDTABLES

– Toronto City Summit Alliance, Arts Roundtable, 10

– Jane’s Walk, Advisory Board, 10

– Martin Prosperity Institute & Culture Division, Mapping Roundtable, 09

– Ryerson University, ‘Top 30 under 30,’ Selected Recipient, 09

– Emerging Leaders Network (Civic Action / Toronto City Summit Alliance) Member, 08

– Art Gallery of Ontario, Public Affairs Advisory, Member, 07-093

– Governor General’s Urban Arts Forum Ottawa and Toronto Attendee, 07

– CYAN, (Canadian Youth Arts Network) Co-founder, Past Chair, 07

– Goldsmiths Visual Art Department, MFA Catalogue Committee, 06

– Celeste Art Prize, Selection & Publication Committee, 06

– Toronto Community Foundation, “Public Spaces Roundtable” Participant, 05 + Vital Signs Source, 09

– Ryerson University, History Faculty Chair Search Committee, 05

– City of Toronto, Culture Plan for the Creative City, Participant/Presenter, 01