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Margot Aldrich

Margot Aldrich has been a professional violist for 25 years, 17 of them in Nova Scotia.  She has been a member of Symphony Nova Scotia and The Blue Engine String Quartet and has also been featured in many Nova Scotian artists’ recordings including Sanctuary, MIR, Mary Jane Lamond, Gordie Sampson, Suzie LeBlanc and others…

Consults in:

  • Audience Development
  • Communications
  • Grant Writing
  • Touring

Erica Allanach

Erica Allanach is based in Halifax and has done graphic design work for a variety of arts clients including Eastern Front Theatre, Theatre Nova Scotia, Mocean Dance, Theatre Arts Guild, and suddenlyLISTEN. Her design experience includes logo design, poster design, program design, and promotional materials…

Consults in:

  • Graphic Design

Michael Erwin

Michael is a professional theatre manager with a nerdy side. His life long love of technology has turned into more than just a hobby through Cloudsmith Studio. Learning new things is what makes him tick, and staying on top of new trends and technologies on the web perpetually scratches that itch. In addition to Cloudsmith Studio, Michael currently the Production Manager at Neptune Theatre, and…

Consults in:

  • Website Design & Development

Janice Fuller

Janice Fuller is an organized, friendly, and effective writer, editor, and communications professional. Throughout her career in academics, non-profit, and freelance, she’s always been drawn to work that allows her to create, simplify, and perfect things. After receiving a master’s degree in Sociology, she worked for several years as a qualitative social researcher…

Consults in:

  • Communications

Karen Gross

Karen Gross is a Halifax-based producer. She spends most of her time with 2b theatre company. She is also the artistic co-director of Keep Good (Theatre) Company (Let’s Try This Standing, The Children) and the Accidental Mechanics Group (Let’s Not Beat Each Other To Death, The Unfamiliar Everything). Karen has previously…

Consults in:

  • Grant Writing

Pamela Grundy

Pamela Grundy has spent decades working in the arts and culture sector as a dancer, director, curator, fundraiser and arts administrator. Her long association with the Toronto-based Danny Grossman Dance Company included many years as performer, Co-Artistic Director, Director of Education and Outreach and Director of Preservation. Most recently as Development Co-ordinator, she established…

Consults in:

  • Audience Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Strategic Planning

Claire Halpern

Claire Halpern is a senior Arts and Culture administrator with over ten years experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill university and a Master’s in Tourism Policy and Planning from the University of Waterloo. For the past decade, Claire has worked in both the private and public sectors to support…

Consults in:

  • Communications
  • Governance
  • Grant Writing
  • Operations
  • Revenue Generation
  • Strategic Planning

Gay Hauser

Gay Hauser has worked as an actor, director, designer and general manager administrator in non-profit arts sector for 35 years. Currently a consultant for Strategic Arts Management, Gay has worked as the general manager of Live Art Dance Productions and as a founding member of Eastern Front Theatre and Mulgrave Road Theatre Co. Gay continues to perform annually in…

Consults in:

  • Audience Development
  • Financial Management
  • Governance
  • Grant Writing
  • Operations
  • Revenue Generation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Touring

Janice Jackson

Janice Isabel Jackson has sung over 230 world premieres, many of which were written for her. She has performed with contemporary music ensembles and in concert halls around the world – Beijing, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Torino, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Berlin, Johannesburg, Cape Town…

Consults in:

  • Audience Development
  • Communications
  • Grant Writing
  • Strategic Planning

Krista Keough

Krista Keough is a multi-talented, multi-faceted contributor to the creative industries. As a marketing and communications professional, she collaborates with artists, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and for-profit organizations to deliver compelling content that connects with their audiences. Over the past decade of her professional…

Consults in:

  • Audience Development
  • Communications
  • Financial Management
  • Governance
  • Grant Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Revenue Generation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Touring
  • Website Design & Development

Bruce Klinger

Bruce Klinger has been working in Atlantic Canada’s arts community for over 30 years. During his 10-year tenure as the General Manager of Neptune Theatre, Bruce saw the organization through the building of the new $13.5 million facility from the first planning stages through to completion. In 1998, Bruce opened his own business as an arts management consultant…

Consults in:

  • Operations
  • Revenue Generation

Jane Marsland

Jane Marsland has been an articulate advocate for the arts for many years and has served on a wide range of boards, advisory groups and committees. Jane was a co-founder of For Dance and Opera, co-founder and Director of Technical Assistance of The Creative Trust: Working Capital for the Arts, as well as co-founder and director of ARTS 4 CHANGE. She has been the recipient of…

Consults in:

  • Governance
  • Strategic Planning

Nancy Morgan

Nancy Morgan has been working as an administrator in non-profit arts sector for 20 years. Currently the Executive Director of Theatre Nova Scotia, Nancy has worked as Managing Director of Strategic Arts Management, the General Manager at Eastern Front Theatre, and as Administrator at Great Canadian Theatre Company…

Consults in:

  • Communications
  • Financial Management
  • Governance
  • Grant Writing
  • Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Touring

Gillian Reid

Gillian has worked in the performing arts sector for over a decade, building tours for her curated client roster to perform across Canada and Internationally. She is a member of the CAPACOA International Market Development Committee…

Consults in:

  • Touring

Barbara Richman

Barbara Richman has worked for more than 30 years in the arts and heritage, assisting individuals, small and mid-sized companies, large organizations, and funding agencies.  During that time she has held executive management positions with Halifax Dance, Jest In Time Theatre, Symphony Nova Scotia, and Strategic Arts Management. She is known for her skills in…

Consults in:

  • Financial Management
  • Governance
  • Grant Writing
  • Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Revenue Generation

Sarah Santos

Sarah Santos is a marketing and communications professional with more than 15 years of experience helping organizations to achieve their goals and build a strong relationship with its costumers. Events, strategic planning, sponsorship and marketing…

Consults in:

  • Communications
  • Governance
  • Strategic Planning

Kayleigh Sheehan

As a SAM Consultant, Kayleigh has worked with the Nova Scotia Talent Trust and Visual Arts Nova Scotia. She has also worked with 2b theatre company (Associate Producer), Zuppa Theatre Co. (Associate Administrator), the Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival (Administrator), and the Atlantic Film Festival (Box Office and Theatre Manager). Kayleigh is a volunteer with…

Consults in:

  • Communications

Virginia Stephen

Virginia Stephen has 35 years of experience as an arts educator, museum educator and senior arts administrator. She was Deputy Director (Head of Programs – Exhibitions Education and Public Programs) and Curator of Education at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Executive Director of the Edmonton Art Gallery and Executive Director of Liberal Studies (Visual Art, Residential Interiors, Writing, Humanities), Faculty Of Extension at the University of Alberta…

Consults in:

  • Governance
  • Grant Writing
  • Strategic Planning

Michael Sutherland

Mike has been in public practice for over thirty years. As part of his practice he works with a variety of artistic clients ranging from individual artists to not- for-profit and charitable organizations. Mike has provided these clients with assurance services ( audits, review engagements, compilation engagements ), taxation services and business…

Consults in:

  • Financial Management

Mary Vingoe

Mary Vingoe is a well-known figure in Canadian Theatre. A director, Artistic Director, Festival Director, playwright, teacher and actor who has worked across the country, Vingoe is celebrated for co-founding four major theatre companies in Canada. She is the founding Artistic Director of the Magnetic North…

Consults in:

  • Audience Development
  • Communications
  • Governance
  • Grant Writing
  • Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Touring

Sally Wolchyn-Raab

Sally Wolchyn-Raab is an interdisciplinary artist, Artist-Run Centre nerd and critical writer working with intersectional feminist and community-based approaches to science, body and space. She merges a range of mediums from drawing, printmaking…

Consults in:

  • Financial Management
  • Governance
  • Grant Writing
  • Operations
  • Strategic Planning