CREATIVE WORKS CONFERENCE - May 10, 2019
Shaping the future of the Creative Communities
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Jacoba Knaapen

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JACOBA KNAAPEN
Executive Director, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts

As a champion for the performing arts, Jacoba has passionately worked in Toronto’s cultural sector for over three decades. Deeply committed to the ongoing development of theatre, dance and opera, she is recent recipient of the Margo Bindhardt and Rita Davies Award presented to an individual who has demonstrated creative cultural leadership in the development of arts and culture in Toronto. She is the long-time Producer of the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Canada’s largest and oldest theatre award show. She is also the past recipient of a Harold Award for her contribution and mentorship to the Independent Theatre community and a recipient of a Vital People Award from The Toronto Community Foundation. Additionally she serves as the Chair of ArtsVote Toronto and also teaches Arts Marketing at the Arts Administration – Cultural Management Program, Humber College.


Program - Session B
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Creating Safe Working Environments in the Arts (Panel)
with Jackie Dean, Susan Annis and Amanda Hancox