One of my favourite quotes is, “Art is not meant to answer questions. It’s meant to demonstrate possibilities.” I am a passionate arts champion who over the past 15 years has cultivated relationships in Calgary’s arts community through marketing, fundraising and the creation of programming that supports local artists. I’ve enjoyed working on the teams of Glenbow Museum, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, Downtown Calgary. Always representing a blend of business and the arts, I hold a Bachelors of Commerce Honours Degree from the Queen’s University with a minor in Art History. Currently I’m the artsvest Alberta Program Manager for Business / Arts where I lead arts organizations from across Alberta through the artsvest corporate sponsorship training program sparking new business sponsorship of the arts. My other hat is behind the scenes directing the Parade of Wonders for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. When not working I can be found attending local drag performances, sharing my love of Iceland or travelling internationally. I’m honoured to champion the incredible arts organizations across the province of Alberta and am looking forward to representing the whole prairie region across Canada with the Mass Culture team.

Get in touch with Allison at prairies@massculture.ca