anahita azrahimi is a visual artist and seasoned arts manager. Anahita is passionate about helping arts organizations and independent artists realize their goals and potential with high-impact and simple solutions. She has had the pleasure of working with great arts organizations such as Creative Trust, Theatre Direct and Dancemakers to name a few. She sits on the advisory board of the Arts Management program at Centennial College and Theatre Direct’s International WeeFestival. She has served on the board of Modern Times Stage Company, the steering committee of Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement, and as a juror for Dora Mavor Moore Awards - Dance section, and the Ontario Arts Council.
"As an independent artist who has worked to build her own business, I am as passionate as one can be about opportunities that celebrate artistic excellence, help nurture an artist’s entrepreneurial spirit, and encourage public accessibility to fabulous art. It’s even better if these opportunities don’t cost an arm and a leg to participate in! Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is all those things and more. I am excited to work with a stellar team to help this incredible organization continue to flourish and grow."
Artist Relations Coordinator
Ania Harmata is a visual artist, emerging arts manager, and an avid camping enthusiast. Raised in the ‘burbs of Mississauga, she has explored roles in art writing, office management, administration, as well as arts education. She holds an HBA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto, a diploma in Art and Art History from Sheridan College, and most recently a graduate certificate in Arts Management from Centennial College. She brings over 7 years of customer service experience to Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, a platform that celebrates artistic excellence, in hopes of encouraging public accessibility to visual art and fine craft.
Jane Van Rooyen is a Toronto based “Jane-of-all-trades” working in events, theatre and hospitality. Raised in the heart of London, Ontario, she has dabbled in dance, theatre, tv, and film. A Graduate of the University of Ottawa, Jane moved to Toronto where she completed her Diploma in Events Management at Humber College. She wrote, produced, directed, and performed in the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival, and has worked with various events in Toronto, including Canada Day, North by Northwest and Nuit Blanche. Jane is thrilled to join the TOAE team for its 2018 season.
Art Encounters Coordinator
Ashley Watson is an arts administrator and arts educator with a proven commitment to improving the availability of the arts to diverse audiences. Ashley is a graduate of University of Toronto’s Arts Management BA program and has a MFA from the University of Leicester in Art Museum and Gallery Studies. Her academic knowledge is supported by over five years of professional experience working in the arts and cultural sector most recently as the Curator at Humber Galleries and as a sessional faculty in the Arts Management program at the University of Toronto. She also relishes her time spent in the garden, riding horses and rock picking.
Karen Lorenowicz is a communications specialist with more than 20 years professional experience in the not-for-profit sector. She is skilled in the development and implementation of integrated communication strategies that leverage marketing plans and ultimately achieve corporate branding objectives. She has managed more than 100 media campaigns covering a wide spectrum of events including performing arts productions, product launches, galas and fundraising events, national and international tours, and award presentations. In 2000, she launched KL Strategic Communications, serving clients in the performing arts, government and social services sectors. She is a former faculty member of Humber College where she taught Media Management for the Arts Administration - Cultural Management Program.
Onsite Logistics Supervisor
Board of Directors
Marjolyn van der Hart
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