It is staff storytime! We are delighted to introduce two founding members of DigitalASO’s Advisory:
Diane Davy (Toronto)
DigitalASO Community Partner and Executive Director, WorkInCulture
Diane believes collaboration holds the key to post-pandemic recovery. By bringing together artists and arts workers from across the country, she hopes to build a better—and more resilient—future for the creative community.
Tammy Lee (Montréal)
CEO, Co-Founder, Culture Creates
Tammy is convinced the next few years are a pivotal time for the arts. Re-learning the importance of land as good medicine for the mind, body, and spirit, she is eager to support the fostering of a collaborative national network of professional colleagues via DigitalASO.
We asked Diane and Tammy a few questions to learn more. Here is what they shared with us:
What do you hope to contribute to DigitalASO?
I will bring both the perspective and communication resources of WorkInCulture, with its focus on support for the professional lives of creative workers across all disciplines, and my personal perspective and network from a multi-faceted career across cultural industry companies and non-profit arts service organizations.
I hope to contribute whatever useful experience I’ve gained as a career arts manager turned tech startup founder. I believe that the next few years are pivotal for the arts sector, society and ourselves as individuals. What and how we decide to act today, will impact all our futures for years to come.
As an advisory ember, what do you hope to gain from this experience?
I hope to understand more about the broad ASO ecosystem that WorkInCulture is part of, to help figure out how to involve more artists and arts workers – particularly those from equity-seeking groups and to engage with smart, engaged people on post-COVID recovery and rebuilding in innovative ways.
I hope to gain an understanding of the concerns for the future of the arts in Canada; as well as, actively participate in supporting a national network of professional colleagues.
Outside of DigitalASO, what have you personally learned over the past 6 months?
Stay calm and carry on? More seriously, this last six months has underscored for me the fact that we are all in this together and we need to work together more effectively to find new ways of doing things to ensure a better future for the creative community. This means honing our collaboration skills, building awareness and trust as well as tools and solutions.
Over the past 6 months, I have re-learned the importance of land as good medicine for the mind, the body and the spirit. And more importantly, I learned to hate riding my bicycle a little less.