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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.

Artscape Executive Team

TIM JONES
Chief Executive Officer
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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
Chief Operating Officer
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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.

JANE HOPGOOD
Executive Director,
Toronto Artscape Foundation
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ASSAF WEISZ
Chief Strategy Officer
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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.

TANYA SINCLAIR
Vice-President, People & Culture

Tanya Sinclair is an award-winning HR professional who oversees the People & Culture team, helping Artscape build organizational resilience and lead its future as a people-first organization. In 2017, Tanya was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 HR professionals for her leadership in building healthy workplaces centred around increased learning opportunities and wellness initiatives for employees

Artscape Senior Leadership

LoriAnn Girvan

Senior Advisor, Social Purpose Real Estate

Jerry Calkowski

Interim VP, Finance and Administration

Chalo Hancock

Managing Director, Artscape Daniels Launchpad

Kelly Rintoul

Senior Director, Artscape Communities

Lisa Cristinzo

Director, Hub Services

Carol Davies

Director, Marketing & Communications

Douglas Merriman

Director, Event Operations

Hathim Ashroff

Comptroller

Stephanie Widenoja

Director, Information Systems

Sheena Casselman

Senior Manager, APEV - Sales & Business Development

Toronto Artscape Foundation

Jane Hopgood

Executive Director, Toronto Artscape Foundation

Fellows

PRU ROBEY, SENIOR FELLOW
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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.

Boards of Directors

TORONTO ARTSCAPE INCORPORATED

A group of talented, accomplished volunteers govern Artscape’s work and strategic planning.

ARTSCAPE NON-PROFIT HOMES INC.

This group develops and manages Artscape projects intended to meet the affordable housing and live/work studio needs of low and middle-income artists of all disciplines.

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