Hellos and Goodbyes

Ontario Presents extends all of our best wishes to Jane Smythe, who is moving on to other opportunities. Look out for her as the conference coordinator for Dream Big North, a summit which will bring rural performing arts groups from Northeastern Ontario together with invited representatives of the Toronto and rural theatre scenes in December 2017. She is also working with the ReelWorld Film Festival and the Hart House events department. Best of luck Jane, you will be missed! We can’t wait to see what you achieve next. 

Coming in as our new Communications & Member Services Coordinator, we are pleased to welcome Natalie Dewan. Natalie is an arts administrator with particular passions for communications, community outreach, and the performing arts. She holds an M.A. in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management, and Education from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Waterloo. Natalie has worked and volunteered in administrative, communications, and program management capacities for a range of cultural organizations in Toronto and beyond. You can reach her at natalie@ontariopresents.ca. Welcome Natalie!