Highlights of Past Projects

Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad

  • Conceptualization and implementation of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, a three-year series of multidisciplinary festivals of arts and popular culture for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
  • Delivered Cultural Olympiad 2010 to rave reviews – an Olympic and Paralympic arts festival of unprecedented scope and scale, attracting over 5.8 million attendees to 1031 performances and 48 exhibitions by national and international artists across the full spectrum of performing, visual, film, video, new media and literary arts in 60 venues/sites over 60 days

Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Coastal Jazz & Blues Society)

  • Executive Directors and leaders of groundbreaking nonprofit organization
  • Architects of the organization’s growth and development into a major international producer of cultural events and one of Canada’s largest music presenters
  • Conceptualization and implementation of the internationally acclaimed VIJF, attracting 500,000 attendees annually to 400 performances by 1800 artists in 40 indoor and outdoor venues
  • Led development and implementation of other major programs and events including an extensive annual Concert Season, Time Flies Improvised Music Festival, Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, and Winterruption multidisciplinary winter arts and cultural festival

Vancouver 125

  • Developing, programming and producing major civic celebrations for the City of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary
    • Birthday Live, April 6, 2011, attracted over 15,000 people to an all day program of arts, cultural and sport events at Jack Poole Plaza (Vancouver’s Olympic plaza)
    • Summer Live, July 8 – 10, 2011, attracted over 100,000 people to a three-day festival of music, arts, sport and food in Vancouver’s famous Stanley Park; featuring over 180 performances and events appealing to all ages, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic segments of Vancouver’s diverse citizenry

Aga Khan Museum

  • Comprehensive review of the performing arts program plan for the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, providing key strategic and business planning recommendations

Vancouver Concert Hall & Theatre Society

  • Extensive market demand analysis and programming plan for a new multi-purpose performing arts theatre in Vancouver

Vancouver International Dance Festival

  • Comprehensive organizational review and strategic planning report for Kokoro Dance Theatre Society and the Vancouver International Dance Festival

World New Music Days Festival

  • Feasibility study for Canadian Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music to host World New Music Days festival & conference

Bing Thom Architects / City of Surrey

  • Community consultation and needs assessment to inform the development of the City of Surrey’s new performing arts centre

Corporate Sponsorship

  • Negotiating a four-year, multi-million agreement renewing the title sponsorship for six leading Canadian jazz festivals

Arts Education

  • Developing a comprehensive suite of education programs and community engagement initiatives for Coastal Jazz and Blues Society
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