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The mission of ArtsPond / Étang d’Arts is to cultivate big ideas and untapped potential in Canadian arts and culture into exceptional, everyday shared realities.
Devoted to radical inclusivity, our mandate is to propagate a new normal in democratizing access to quality interventions that bolster the vitality and impact of vulnerable, under-served arts and culture workers, including New Generation, New Canadian, Francophone, Indigenous, Disability, 2LGBTQ+ artists and other racialized groups.
In response to a rapidly shifting realities on-the-ground and in-the-cloud, we utilize Collective Impact and other community-engaged frameworks to jointly address deeply-rooted challenges of vulnerable Canadian arts and culture workers in collaboration with artists, technologists, non-profits, business, government, and the public.
In urban, rural, remote, and digital communities across Canada, we strive to incubate positive whole systems change in response to such urgent societal issues in the arts as growing income inequality and precarity, loss of affordable spaces in gentrifying cities, and lack of innovation in adapting to new digital technologies.
Jessa Agilo, Founder, President & CEO Roland Gemayel, Treasurer Lisa Hems, Secretary Slade Lander, Chair Emeritus Robert Boyd Amy Errmann Daniel Kligerman Marie Lampropoulos Philip Luong Christopher Neels Shiny Zhang
Board of Directors
Jessa Agilo, Founder, President & CEO
Roland Gemayel, Treasurer
Lisa Hems, Secretary
Slade Lander, Chair Emeritus