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I am passionate about telling stories, making connections, finding cohesion, surprising audiences, creating opportunities for play, bringing people together, and building communities through culture.
As an experienced artistic curator, director and leader with 7+ years of experience, I am dedicated to creating and producing artistic experiences of all sizes: from intimate one-on-one encounters to large scale festivals.
LEADERSHIP: TO CANADA WITH LOVE: 150 SESQUICENTENNIAL @ THE CITY OF TORONTO
As Programming Supervisor, helped to lead the curation and production of Canada Days events celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday which were attended by over 1 million people while booking cultural content for Humber Bay Park site, managing 40-person team as well as a $350,000 event budget. The artistic lineup proudly featured over 75% of acts that were led by women including the three head lining spots as well as an execution team that achieved a 50:50 gender balance.
Spearheaded artistic vision and project management for Doors Open 2017/18, a city-wide event focused on architecture and design, that saw a 25% increase in attendance through partnerships with over 135 venue and 20 programming partners.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE @ HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Directed the planning and execution of 13 diverse multidisciplinary cultural events ranging from weekly concert series to 3-day long festivals consisting of over 50 individual programs across a 10-acre site located on
Toronto’s Waterfront. Highlights included project management of the Tirgan Festival, the world’s largest Iranian festival outside of Iran, attracting over 150,000 visitors and presenting over 200 local and international artists.