Forging a Collaborative Path for Superior Professional Development

Friday, November 8 - 2:05 to 3:20 pm


Lindsay MacDonald, Director of Programs, ArtsBuild Ontario; Susan Cohen, Program Director, WorkInCulture

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Susan Cohen
Susan Cohen
Forging a Collaborative Path


Session Description

Join ArtsBuild Ontario and WorkInCulture as they present their peer-to-peer mentoring program, the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network. Presenters will report on participant feedback, addressing outcomes and lessons learned in the process. Mentoring program participants from large and small institutions will be involved in this session.


Presenter Biographies


Program Director, WorkInCulture
Susan Cohen combines direct experience as a freelance arts practitioner in music, theatre, dance and editorial journalism with more than 30 years of work in senior administrative and policy positions in the cultural sector. As a specialist in public policy and program development she worked with the Ontario Arts Council for 20 years to become Director of Arts Programs. Over the past decade her consulting practice has focused on community arts, education and training programs primarily for the cultural sector.



Susan Cohen



Director of Programs, ArtsBuild Ontario
Lindsay was hired in July of 2011 as a joint project coordinator with Municipal Cultural Planning Inc and ArtsBuild Ontario. She was promoted to Director of Programs in July 2012, to develop partnerships and programs for ABO. Previous work experience includes roles at the Nepean Museum as well as contract work for Museums of Mississauga. Lindsay received her BA from Acadia University and travelled to the University of Leicester in the UK to complete her MA in Museum Studies.



Lindsay MacDonald