what does the future of organizational planning look like NOW?

A Mass Culture Digital Gathering

This Digital Gathering, in partnership with Arts Consultants Canada (ACCA), took place live on Zoom on April 20, 2020.


The Future of Organizational Planning

From left: Umair Jaffar, Gracia Dyer Jalea, Robin Sokoloski, Clayton Windatt

About the Conversation Starters

Umair Jaffar

Executive Director, Small World Music

Umair Jaffar is the Executive Director of Small World Music; Board Member, CAPACOA; Board Member, North York Arts; Faculty Member, Arts Management Post-Graduate Programme, Centennial College; 2017 TAC Cultural Leaders Lab Fellow. Umair looked at financial / funding models.

Gracia Dyer Jalea

Executive Director, Toronto Ward Museum

Gracia Dyer Jalea is the Founding Executive Director of the Toronto Ward Museum; previously Programming Director for Friends of the Pan Am Path; 2017 June Callwood Award, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration; 2018 Promising Leadership Award, Ontario Museum Association. Gracia looked at the question of professional development for staff, including mental health / self-care.

Robin Sokoloski

Executive Director, Playwrights Guild of Canada

Robin Sokoloski is the Executive Director of the Playwrights Guild of Canada; Co-Founder & Board Member, Mass Culture; President, East End Arts; Advisory Committee Member, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University. Robin looked ay the future of networks and membership-based organizational models.

Clayton Windatt

Clayton Windatt is the ex-Executive Director of the ‎Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/ Collectif des commissaires autochtones; Co-Founder & Board Member, Mass Culture; Trustee, National Gallery of Canada; Director, Zakide Artist-Run. Clayton will examine organizational hierarchies and staffing structures.