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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

Chief Executive Officer
Tim Jones, Artscape CEO

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.

Interim Chief Operating Officer

Kelly brings over 15 years of city building, creative placemaking and community engagement experience. She has managed complex capital projects, facilitated deep community engagement initiatives and orchestrated organizational change throughout her career.

Executive Director,
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.

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.

Chief Financial Officer
Artscape Chief Financial Officer Andrew Gall

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.

Chief People Officer

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.

Artscape Senior Leadership

Douglas Merriman

Director, Technology Operations

Sheena Casselman

Director, Sales & Business Development (APEV)

Sushma Subedi

Director, Finance

Lisa Ditschun

Director, Hub Services

Hima Batavia

Director of Client Services, Creative Placemaking Lab

Leah MacNeil

Director, Fund Development

Subagini Sivapatham

Director, Marketing and Communications

Toronto Artscape Foundation

Jane Hopgood

Executive Director, Toronto Artscape Foundation


Pru Robey_Artscape VP

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


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


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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