Our Leadership Team
Our staff and volunteer team of dedicated city builders, arts and culture supporters and practitioners provides the energy, passion and expertise that is at the heart of everything we do at Artscape.
Tim Jones is a champion for the role that the arts play in transforming cities and communities. Under his direction since 1998, Artscape has grown from a Toronto-based artist studio provider to an internationally recognized leader in creative placemaking. In 2014, Tim was recognized by the Geneva-based Schwab Foundation as Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
Nidhi Khanna brings eighteen years of experience in cultural production, creative programming, venue operations and event management. Nidhi is passionate about breaking down barriers of access to space and the intersection of creative placemaking, community engagement, equity and inclusion.
Toronto Artscape Foundation
Jane Hopgood has been a positive force in Canada’s fundraising industry for over fifteen years. With a focus on working with arts and culture organization she has raised over $20,000,000 for the sector. Jane is known for her natural enthusiasm, passion, and her genuine interest in helping Canada’s cultural organizations grow and thrive. As Executive Director of the Toronto Artscape Foundation, Jane manages a Foundation of $3,000,000+ supporting programs and services that create conditions for artists to thrive.
Assaf Weisz leads organizational strategy development and runs the organization’s Creative Placemaking Lab, an urban innovation lab focused on arts & culture as a driver of city-building. In 2014 he was presented with the Possibilities Thinker award, and in 2013 he was profiled as a Canadian Under 30 Who Is Changing The Country by the CBC.
Andrew Gall is a dynamic and collaborative financial strategist leading Artscape’s financial and IT systems, including finance and accounting, financial planning and asset analysis, budget development and forecasts, and risk and compliance. With over 20 years of executive experience in the pharmaceutical, finance, construction and not-for-profit healthcare industries, Andrew guides Artscape’s executive team on strategic financial management while building and sustaining a vital shared service platform for the organization.
Tanya Sinclair is an award-winning HR professional who oversees the People & Culture team, helping Artscape build organizational resilience as a people-first organization. Tanya was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 HR professionals for her leadership in building healthy workplaces. In 2020, she was honoured with an award of distinction as Ontario’s Distinguished Human Resources Professional DHRP by the Human Resources Professionals Association HRPA.
Pru Robey is a passionate advocate for the transformative impact the arts and culture have on the lives of individuals and communities. Throughout her career, the centerpiece of her work has been the development of innovative, multi-sector approaches to support cultural sector development, creative economy activation and sustainable urban regeneration. She was the VP of Artscape and Director of our Creative Placemaking Lab to 2017.