Mass Culture acknowledges the great work that is already happening across the arts and cultural sectors. Organizations are conducting research, creating toolkits and reports, and finding creative ways to partner on issues that matter to their communities. Mass Culture intends to enhance rather than duplicate efforts. By tapping into the existing energy, Mass Culture can play a role by connecting and promoting arts and cultural research, updating old data, and addressing research gaps that exist across regions, disciplines, and issue areas.

While an organizational model for Mass Culture was created and refined throughout the 2017-18 consultations, Mass Culture has a fun, frenetic initial impression of what a highly connected hub with existing organizations and networks could look like:

Visual depiction created by Tara Mazurk & Clayton Windatt


A number of groups have been struck to support the Mass Culture initiative during the start-up phase. If you are interested in taking an active role in the Mass Culture initiative, please contact Kathryn at to participate in a group, or discuss other ways to collaborate.

This group contributes towards the organization’s key operations such as its financial and human resources, organizational inner workings (bylaws & policies), and the foundational elements of its three-year work plan.

Kristian Clarke

Kate Cornell

Clare Daitch

Emmanuel Madan

Kenji Maeda

Tara Mazurk

Kristen Pauch-Nolin

Kathleen Sharpe

Clayton Windatt

This group contributes towards Mass Culture’s Knowledge Mobilization plan (Gatherings, MC Minds, Resource Centre, and other activities that engage individuals in arts research) to ensure that Mass Culture is adhering to its guiding principles and meeting the needs of its network.   

Fanny Martin, Group Conduit

Mary Blais

Brenda Leadlay

Kallee Lins

June Park

This group contributes towards the building of Mass Culture’s Research & Evidence Infrastructure Plan by generating strategies to grow a healthy network and stewarding connections.

Michelle Yeung, Group Conduit

Mary Blais

Marnie Gladwell

Robin Sutherland

This group contributes towards design and dissemination strategies for the promotion and coordination of various initiatives through social media and traditional media while helping to develop key messages for various initiatives.

Ainslee Beer, Group Conduit

Mary Blackstone

Tamer Gargour

Joanna Prescod

Meg Shannon

Jasmine Spei

Mass Culture’s network activities, and the materials found on this page, are spearheaded by Mass Culture’s Network Working Group. You can find out more about them above.


Annalee Adair, Project Manager, Cultural Human Resources Council

Mona Afshari, Marketing & Communications Manager, WorkInCulture

Jessa Agilo, President & CEO, ArtsPond/Étang d’Arts

Linda Albright, Executive Director, Arts Network for Children and Youth

Kathy Allen

Nichole Anderson, President & CEO, Business/Arts

Gideon Arthurs, CEO, National Theatre School of Canada

Jean Assamoa, Founder & Artistic Director, Akwaba Cultural exchange

Marnie Badham, Vice Chancellor’s Post Doctoral Research Fellow, RMIT University

Janet Baker, Artist, Cultural Planner and Arts Programmer, Janet Baker Art & Design

Karen Ball

Joy Barrett, Executive Director, Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Sara Bateman

Renuka Bauri

Ainslee Beer, Production Specialist, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Steve Bellamy, CEO, Confederation Centre of the Arts

Loretto Beninger

Anne Bertrand, Director/trice, Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference / La conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (aka ARCA)

Denis Bertrand

Blerina Berberi

Sylvie Binette, Owner, Museum Professional and Artist, Binette Cultural Solutions

Maegen Black, Director, Canadian Crafts Federation / Fédération canadienne des métiers d’art

Mary Blackstone

Mary Blais, Principal, Mary Blais Arts & Culture Consulting

Teresa van den Boogaard

Julea Boswell

Miranda Bouchard, Acting Artistic Director, Thinking Rock Community Arts

Shannon Bowler

Seika Boye, PhD

Jillian Bracken

Stuart Braidwood

Erin Brandenburg, Kitchenband

Jutta Brendemuhl, Program Curator, Goethe-Institut Toronto

Carrie Brooks-Joiner, Director, Tourism and Culture Division, City of Hamilton

Boris Brott, Artistic Director, National Academy Orchestra of Canada

Belinda Bruce

Susila Bryant

Felicity Buckell

Jen Budney

Lori Burke, Executive Director, Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Jonathan Bunce, Artistic/Executive Director, Wavelength Music

Gregory Burbidge, Research & Policy Specialist, Calgary Arts Development

Emma Burgess

Ruth Burns, Executive Director, Ontario Culture Days

Rebecca Burton

Eva Cairns

Kayla Calder, Development Manager, Writers’ Trust of Canada

Katriina Campitelli

Mariana Castellanos, PhD Student, École nationale d’administration publique

Katherine Carleton, Executive Director, Orchestras Canada

Maria Carneiro

Nathalie Carrier, Executive Director, Quartier Vanier BIA

Adrienne Carter

Diana Carter

Nathalie Casemajor

Olinda Casimiro, Executive Director, Art Gallery of Northumberland

Brittney Cathcart, Director of Development & Operations, Business / Arts

Kristin Cheung

Helen Chimirri-Russell

Ian Chodikoff

Kristian Clarke, Co-Founder of Mass Culture, Executive Director, Dancer Transition Resource Centre

Eddie Clifford

Amanda Coles, Lecturer, Arts and Cultural Management / Employment Relations, Deakin University

Kate Cornell, Co-Founder of Mass Culture, Executive Director, Canadian Dance Assembly and Co-chair of  the Canadian Arts Coalition

David Craig

Tanya Craig

Sandy Crawley

Susan Crocker

Tim Crouch

Vicki Cummings, President, Vision Co-Create

Zoe Cunningham

Al Cushing

Sara D’Agostino

Clare Daitch, Interpretive Planner, Government of Yukon, Tourism and Culture

Stephen Davies, Assistant Professor, OCAD University, Graduate School, Strategic Foresight and Innovation Program

Kim Dayman, Program Director, Lakeshore Arts

Diane Davy, Executive Director, WorkInCulture

Dani De Angelis

Mila Dechef-Tweddle

John Degen, Executive Director, The Writers’ Union of Canada

Elisha Denburg

Tanya Derksen

Scott Dermody, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA)

Kevin Desjardins

Monique Désormeaux, Deputy CEO, Ottawa Public Library

Anike Després, Cultural Funding Officer, City of Ottawa

Marilyn Desrosiers

Natalie Dewan, Communications and Membership Services Coordinator, Ontario Presents

Sharon Diamond, Development Officer, Ottawa Arts Council

Su Ditta, Executive Director, Electric City Culture Council

Idil Djafer, Membership Coordinator, Playwrights Guild of Canada

Laila Djiwa

Melinda Doherty Griffiths

Sue Donaldson, Program Officer, BC Arts Council

Emma Doran

Tara Dorey, Program Director, Mural Routes

Chantal Dos Santos

Mike Douglas, Executive Director, Mississauga Arts Council

Cynthia Dubé

Eric Dubeau

Wayne Dunkley

Stephanie Draker, Work In Culture

Nina Jane Drystek

Laurence Dubac, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal

Julie DuPont, Portfolio Manager, Public Art Program, City of Ottawa

Gillian Dykeman, Executive Director, ArtsLink NB

Pamela Edmonds, Senior Curator, McMaster Museum of Art

Kate Einarson

Saada El-Akhrass

Nehal El-Hadi

Angela Elster

Lee Erdman

Kris Erickson

Robin Etherington, Executive Director, Bytown Museum

Danna Evans, General Manager, Culture and Tourism, City of Guelph

Leah Faieta, Leah Faieta Consulting

Robin Faye

Jennifer Faulkner

Alyssa Fearon

Liz Feld

Melanie Fernandez

Lisa Fiorilli

Lindy Finlan, General Manager, 4th Line Theatre

Wendy Fitch, Executive Director, Museums Association of Saskatchewan

Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Director of Cultural Services, City of Humboldt

Todd Fleet

Julie Fossitt

Liz Forsberg

Barbara Franchetto

Kirsten Frankish

Carly Frey

Anne Frost

Deanna Galati

Lowell Gasoi, Carleton University

Dennis Garreck, Outreach Consultant, SaskCulture Inc.

Warren Garrett, Executive Director, Ontario Presenting Network

Guillaume Gaubert 

Laura Rock Gaughan

Johan Geertsema

Kathryn Geertsema

Sarah Gelbard

Kat Germain

Laura Gibbs

Andrew Giguère

Dominique Giguere, Currents Group Inc.

Emily Gillespie

Claire Gillis, Chief Business Affairs Officer, Access Copyright

Marnie Gladwell, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance

Hana Glaser

Alex Glass, Interim Executive Director, ArtsBuild Ontario

Sapna Goel

Lindsay Golds, Project Manager, ArtsBuild Ontario

Jen Gordon

Jennifer Gordon, Director, Centre for Creative Business Innovation & Humber Galleries, Humber College

Diana Gore, Programming and Communications Coordinator, Kingston Arts Council

Eric Goudie

Jennifer Green, Director of Donor Engagement, Toronto Arts Foundation

Harman Grewal

Janita Grift

Paul Guise, Proprietor, Culture Consult

Vidhi Gupta

Monika Hakala, Ontario artsVest Program Manager, Business for the Arts

David Han

Sally Han, Manager, Cultural Partnerships, City of Toronto

Amanda Hancox

Tuija Hansen

Rebecca Harrison

Zoe Harvey

Margo Hébert, Manager, Marketing and Development, Arts Network Ottawa | Réseau des arts d’Ottawa

Annette Hegel, Director, SAW Video Media Art Centre

Eva Hellreich

Sherri Helwig, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream – Arts Management, University of Toronto Scarborough

Luisa Henz

Maxine Heppner, Artistic Director, Across Oceans Arts

Rhiannon Herbert

Zoë Heyn-Jones, Postdoctoral Fellow, York University

Andrea Hibbert, Executive Director, London Arts Council

Lisa Hickey Besserer, Business Strategist, Arts & Culture, The City of Calgary

Stephen Hignell, Cultural Sector Advisor, Nordicity

Kelly Hill, President, Hill Strategies Research Inc.

Shana Hillman, Operations Director, East End Arts

Danielle Hogan

Julia Horel, Publisher, Shameless Magazine

Richard Hornsby

Patricia Huntsman, Principal, Patricia Huntsman Culture + Communication / Managing Director, Arts BC

Stephen Hurley, Founder and Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio (Canada)

Rebecca Jaine

Mark Jamison, President, envericom ltd.

Patty Jarvis

Sarah Jarvis, Director of Partnerships, Tourism Toronto

M. Sharon Jeannotte, Senior Fellow, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa

Peter Jiao

Michael Johnston

Rick Jones

Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development, CAPACOA

Beth Kates, Founder / Artistic Director, Digital Alchemy Creation Lab

Maria Karam

Heather Kaufman

Tabitha Keast, Human Resources Specialist, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)

Marta Keller-Hernandez, Managing Director, Mural Routes, Programming Director Paralia Newcomer Arts Network

Heather Kelly, Founder & CEO, HKC Marketing

Dave Kemp, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University

Melanie Kloetzel, Associate Professor – Dance, University of Calgary

Jacoba Knaapen, Executive Director, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts – TAPA

Liz Kohn, VP, Marketing and Communications, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Kenneth Kutz

Monica Lacey, Program Coordinator, this town is small inc. – PEI’s artist run centre

Marie Lalonde, Executive Director, Ontario Museum Association

Gilles Latour

Brenda Leadlay

Sally Lee

Tammy Lee

Cliff Le Jeune, Executive Director, Dance Nova Scotia

Gaëlle Lemasson

Kristina Lemieux

Jeanne LeSage,  Principal, LeSage Arts Management

Chris Leveille

Steven Levitan

Joanna Lilley

Milton Lim

Kallee Lins

Shannon Litzenberger

Sarah Lochhead, founder, Artistic and Executive Director, Simcoe Contemporary Dancers (SCD)

Karen Love, Executive Director, Pemberton Arts Council

Carin Lowerison, Managing Director, Green Light Arts

Mary Elizabeth Luka, Assistant Professor, Arts & Media Management, University of Toronto

Janis Luttrell, Recreation Programmer, Arts and Culture at Corporation of the Town of Newmarket

Lauren Lyew

Amy MacDonald

Peter MacDonald, General Manager, Ottawa Chamberfest

Bridget MacIntosh, Creative Director / Principal Strategist, Bridget MacIntosh & Associates

Cory Mack

Jeff Macklin

Emmanuel Madan

Kenji Maeda, Executive Director, Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance

Manon, Communications et collaborations stratégiques, Fédération culturelle canadienne-française

Judith Marcuse

Michael Maranda, assistant curator, Art Gallery of York University

Fanny Martin, Director, Art of Festivals

Jane Marsland

Jacqueline Massey

Cathy Masterson

Julia Matamoros

Nicole Matiation

Erica Mattson

Tara Mazurk, Co-Founder of Mass Culture, Consultant, Cultural Industries with Global Public Affairs

Haley MacDonald, Director, Customer Experience & Operations, Imagine Canada

Jean Macpherson, Program Manager, Digital and Media Art, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Michael McAllister

Jerrold McGrath, Director of Launchpad Programs, Artscape Launchpad

Kera McHugh, Membership & Marketing Coordinator, Comox Valley Community Arts Council

Micheline McKay

Raine McKay, Executive Director, Craft Council of BC

Douglas McLennan

Gil Meslin, Research and Development Manager, Artscape

Nicole Milne

Nicole Mion

Catherine Mitchell

Katie Mitchell

Aziza Mohammed

Janis Monture, Director of Tourism & Cultural Initiatives, Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation

Allison Moore

Théa Morash

Debora Moura Sarti

Alison Murphy

Greg Murphy

Collette Murray, Artistic Director, Coco Collective

Michael Murray, Executive Director, Toronto Musicians’ Association, Local 149 CFM & AFM

Mitzi Murray

Amy Mushinski, Associate Director, Public Affairs, Canadian Opera Company

Jessica Myers

Susan Nagy, Executive Director, Lakeshore Arts

Leslie Najgebauer, Director, Office of the CEO, TAS

Daniela Nardi

Lisa Ndejuru

Jane Needles

Garry Neil

Helen Nestor

Benedict Nguyen

Emi Nishimura

Rebekah Noseworthy

Phyllis Novak, Artistic Director, SKETCH Working Arts

Tara O’Donnell

Gaia Orion

Jude Ortiz, Research Coordinator, NORDIK Institute

Tom Osborne

Devon Ostrom

Gail Packwood, Executive Director, Associated Designers of Canada

Jean-François Packwood, Directeur général, Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique

Angela Paparizo, Manager of Arts and Culture, City of Burlington

Maryse Paquin, Professeure titulaire, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Département d’études culturelles

Maria Parrella-Ilaria, Coordinator, The ArtSpeaks Project

June Park, Mass Culture Digital Strategy Advisory and The English Language Arts Network (ELAN)

Alicia Payne

Rebecca Peirson, Acting Chair, Arts & Design, Centennial College

Christine Pellerin, Manager, Governors Council, Shaw Festival

Sonia Pelletier, Directrice générale, Regroupemnt des arts interdisicplinaires du Québec (RAIQ)

Amanda Peters

Stephany Peterson

Inga Petri, Owner, Strategic Moves

Sergei Petrov

Taisa Petruk, Riverfront InterArts

Deb Pickman, Co-Artistic Director, shameless hussy productions

Alain Pineau

Geneviève Pineault

Bruce Pitkin, Executive Director, Art Starts

Susan Pointe, Commercial Art Consultant, S. Pointe & Co. Inc.

Cate Proctor, Founder/Principal, Proctor Shift Consulting

Marta Proctor

Samyuktha  Punthambekar

Kelly Reedy, Artist/Art Therapist/Educator, ArtWorks

Aubrey Reeves, National Executive Director, Culture Days

Henry Reid

Wendy Reid, Associate professor, Professeur aggrégée, HEC Montréal

Kai Reimer-Watts, Creative Director, The People’s Climate Foundation

Monique Renaud

Leah Resnick

Catherine Richards

Pru Robey, President, Pru Robey Consulting

Guy Rodgers, Executive Director, The English Language Arts Network (ELAN)

Malia Rogers

Natalie Roizman, Project Manager, UME Academy

Tamara Romanchuk

Phillip Rose-Donahoe

Dana Sabbah

Ali Sabourin, Senior Project Manager, City of Hamilton

Victoria Sanchez

Mark Sandiford

Jason Saulay, Affinity Programs and Business Development, AFBS

Shahina Sayani

Laura Schembri, Supervisor, Culture Services, Town of Newmarket

Kathryn Schoutsen, Manager of Community Engagement, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

Meg Shannon,  Content Creator & Communications Strategist

Danny Shelton Jr.

Catherine Shepertycki, Co-ordinator, Cultural Development and Initiatives, City of Ottawa

Mirette Shoeir

Claudia Sicondolfo

Hallie K. Siegel

Roger Sinha

Charles Smith, Executive Director of Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO)

Colleen Smith

Jerry Smith

Jim Smith

Jacqueline Soczka

Robin Sokoloski,  Co-Founder of Mass Culture, Executive Director, Playwrights Guild of Canada

Jacinthe Soulliere

Clau Souza

Teri Souter

Jasmine Spei

Boomer Stacey

Eleanor Stacey, Executive Director, Nelson Civic Theatre Society/The Civic Theatre

Kelly Stahl, Senior Manager, Cultural Services, City of Brampton

Jenna Stanton

Shanna Steals

Victoria Steele

Sylvie Stojanovski

Jini Stolk, Research fellow, Toronto Arts Foundation

William Straw, Professor, McGill University

Laura Suchan, Executive Director, Oshawa Historical Society/Oshawa Museum

Robin Sutherland, Founding Artistic Director, Thinking Rock Community Arts

Chuck Sutyla, Cult

Andrea Switzer

Sarah Todd

Amy Terrill

Martin Théberge, Owner and consultant, Martin Theberge Consultant

Christina Tizzard

Emily Trottier

Sara Udow, Principal, Process

Lidia Varbanova

Stephanie Vegh

Zainub Verjee

Michael Vickers, Co-Director, Akin

Peter Vietgen, President, Canadian Society for Education through Art

Samantha Wainberg, Executive Director, York Region Arts Council

Kaitlin Wainwright

Charles Walker, Tourism & Business Development Manager, Town of Florenceville-Bristol

Mike Wallace, Executive Director, Theatre Museum

Daniel Webster

Tim Whalley

Julie Whelan, Senior Manager, Nordicity

Lucy White, Lucy White Consulting

Jessica Whitford, Managing Director, Toronto Dance Theatre

Paol Wierzbicki

Charlie Wilson-Borella

Michael Wilson, Coordinator – Professor, Imagination, Creativity and Innovation Cohort (ICI), Teacher Education, University of Ottawa

Clayton Windatt, Co-Founder of Mass Culture

Paulina Wiszowata

Gillian Wood

Erin Woods

Betty Xie

Michelle Yeung

Joyce Zemans