I am a recent graduate from the University of Windsor where I had the privilege of experiencing and learning a variety of different artistic mediums. I am extremely passionate about continuing a multi-faceted artistic practice. Although Visual Arts is my main interest, I truly have a love for all things creative. My desire to be a part of the arts world is what has fueled my decision to seek a position in the arts administration field. The diversification within the Neighbourhood arts Network organization will allow me to continue my learning about what the Toronto and North American art scene has to offer. At an early age, I have involved myself with arts and culture activities. I attended visual arts workshops at a local facility called the Peel Heritage Complex in Brampton Ontario. After excelling in the program I was ask to come back as an assistant instructor. Perhaps that was the spark because since then I have found opportunities to instruct or help organize instructional visual arts activities.
Thoughts about art and community:
I would like to see more people add art into their monthly, weekly and daily routines. To me, arts programming is about encouraging creativity. This could be everything from the development of new dance movements, to new filling systems at the office. Creativity is needed everywhere. Art teaches us how to think beyond boundaries and inventively overcome obstacles. As a foundation for practicing imagination, the arts are a critical integration of forward thinking and change. Arts administration is the advocacy and lobbying of the arts which teach us that we are inherent sources of innovation and that we can dramatically contribute to a Community just by discovering what we create best—and then doing it. Arts administration takes into account the importance of art in the community beyond aesthetics. To conclude, arts administration as a field is a major contribution to the development of society and our ever changing culture