About Us

MISSION

Cultivating big ideas and untapped potential in the arts

The mission of ArtsPond / Étang d’Arts is to cultivate big ideas and untapped potential in Canadian arts and culture into exceptional, everyday shared realities.

 

MANDATE

Propagating radical inclusivity in the arts

Devoted to radical inclusivity, our mandate is to propagate a new normal in democratizing access to quality interventions that bolster the vitality and impact of vulnerable, under-served arts and culture workers, including New Generation, New Canadian, Francophone, Indigenous, Disability, 2LGBTQ+ artists and other racialized groups.

 

PROCESS

Bolstering change in the arts for collective impact on-the-ground & in-the-cloud

In response to a rapidly shifting realities on-the-ground and in-the-cloud, we utilize Collective Impact and other community-engaged frameworks to jointly address deeply-rooted challenges of vulnerable Canadian arts and culture workers in collaboration with artists, technologists, non-profits, business, government, and the public.

In urban, rural, remote, and digital communities across Canada, we strive to incubate positive whole systems change in response to such urgent societal issues in the arts as growing income inequality and precarity, loss of affordable spaces in gentrifying cities, and lack of innovation in adapting to new digital technologies. 

 

 

PEOPLE

General Inquiries

hello@artspond.com
bonjour@artspond.com

Administration

Vicki Hargreaves, Communications Assistant
vicki@artspond.com

Matt Learoyd, Development Assistant
matt@artspond.com

 

 

Board of Directors

Jessa Agilo, Founder, President & CEO
CEO@artspond.com

Roland Gemayel, Treasurer

Lisa Hems, Secretary

Slade Lander, Chair Emeritus

Robert Boyd

Amy Errmann

Daniel Kligerman

Marie Lampropoulos

Philip Luong

Christopher Neels

Shiny Zhang

 

ArtsPond
Cultivating big ideas and untapped potential in the arts into exceptional, everyday shared realities.

 

  • Address
    38 Abell Street, Studio 225,
    Toronto, ON M6J 0A2  CANADA
  • Phone: +1 (647) 920 6187
  • Mail: hello@artspond.com

 

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FUNDERS

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Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Arts Council

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