Event Management is something I fell in love with early on. I began to focus more seriously on this role shortly after moving back to Durham Region in 2009. It's not always easy to find a place or a way to share your creativity with your community. After spending time participating in many group shows and other creative events I began to work to grow creativity focused events independently and collaboratively with a variety of partners throughout Durham Region. With each event I learned from and was greatly inspired by each partner, participant, volunteer and my community as a whole.
each-one-teach-one, at The LivingRoom Community Art Centre
In collaboration with the LRCAS and 3rd year Fine Art, Community Collaboration students of Durham College, co-managed a 2 day free public event where each student demonstrated to and instructed the public in a series of small workshops ranging from portraiture, crafting, knit work, to performance art, November 2016.
Art Jams, in The Vault
Independently run Art Jams designed to facilitate and encourage communication, sharing, support, experimentation, and constructive criticism between artists of all skill levels, a volunteer initiative, all-ages and free to the public, designed all promotional material, provided general activity outline, and some material, on-site manager, July - September 2013.
Summer Artisan Markets, in The Vault
Four independently run markets, booked artisans, designed all promotional material, on-site manager, July - August 2013.
Ontario Shores, Mindful Music
Hired by Ontario Shores as artisan vendor booker and on-site manager, July 2012
Oshawa’s 8th Annual Peony Festival
Hired by the City of Oshawa as artisan vendor booker and on-site manager, June 2012
Durham Creative Marketplace
Hired by and created the center piece for the Art of Transition Tourism Summit & Creative Awards in partnership with Durham Tourism – Booked and managed 50 artisans and creative businesses,
Outdoor Art Market
Partnership with Oshawa Centre Farmer’s Market. May, September 2011
Oshawa’s Fantastic Street Fair and Sidewalk Sale
Hired by and worked in partnership with Oshawa BIA. Rebranded and booked Oshawa’s annual downtown sidewalk sale. Coordinated with businesses, 50+ local artisans, musicians and performers, July 2011
Instruments & Easels Fundraiser
Created Arts and Crafts Auction event with live music in support of Oshawa Community Health Centre, 28 Artists participated, January 2011
Culture Days 2010
Created and ran Friday Fashion Show and Saturday Arts in the Park, September 2010
Various Grass Roots Solo Art Shows
2005 - 2009
I've come into contact with many individuals and groups since I began developing as a creative person. Weather it was a quick but inspiring conversation, the shared experience of a creative event, providing an environment supportive of creative development or a friendship, there are many positive influences guiding my inspiration as I work to be an active member of this community. The following are a few of those positive influences.
Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe