Committee on Arts and Culture

Committee on Arts and Culture

Committee on Arts and Culture

Committee on Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture Advisory Committee

Statement of Purpose

The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee (ACAC) is a volunteer committee established to advise City Council and staff on policies, plans and programs related to the arts and cultural sector of St. Catharines. The Committee will act as advocates for culture on behalf of the City within the community, and provide informed perspectives on culture related matters within the municipality.

The Committee will be familiar with and respond to all cultural policies and plans approved by City Council and will:

  • Review applications to the St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program (SCCIP) and make annual recommendations to Council for investment as per policy guidelines.
  • Assist with event coordination and recipient selection of the annual Arts Awards.
  • Participate in the creation or renewal of cultural plans and policies, as required.


Composition 

The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee shall be comprised of up to 11 members as follows:

  • Six citizen members of the cultural community
  • Four artists, of any discipline
  • CEO or designate, St. Catharines Folk Arts Multicultural Centre

In addition, a representative from the Ministry of Culture will be invited to attend as a non-voting, resource person.

The Committee members should include individuals from the cultural community representing a balance of all disciplines, including the visual arts, literary arts, and performing arts with a variety of relevant skill sets, knowledge and experience. Both professional and amateur cultural workers should be part of the Committee's membership representing as many of the following fields or experience as feasible:

  • Artistic practice (all disciplines)
  • Arts and cultural management, promotion and production
  • Creative entrepreneurship
  • Ethnocultural community development
  • Business development, marketing and communications
  • Grant-writing and/or evaluation expertise
  • Cultural advocacy

The Committee has two (2) standing sub-committees:

  • St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program (SCCIP) Selection Committee
  • Arts Award Committee

All Committee members are expected to participate in at least one sub-committee. Notwithstanding the Simplified Meetings Procedures for advisory bodies, the Arts and Culture Committee may invite non-member participation on its sub-committees at the discretion of the Committee.

 

Membership List 

Membership list until 

  • One representative of St. Catharines Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
  • David DeRocco
  • Rosemary Drage Hale
  • Monica Dufault
  • Justus Duntsch
  • Nafée Faigou
  • Jennifer Hay, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (ex officio)
  • Suzanne Melville
  • Sandy Middleton
  • Wynne Nicholson
  • Robert Speck
  • Jennifer Wallace (Chair)
  • Kathleen Powell, Cultural Services Supervisor
  • Ashley Judd-Rifkin, Culture Coordinator

Membership list as of June 1, 2019

  • Mo Al Jumaily
  • David DeRocco
  • Justus Duntsch
  • Don Evans
  • Karissa Fast
  • Kate Leathers
  • Chad MacDonald
  • Suzanne Melville
  • Sandy Middleton
  • One representative of St. Catharines Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
  • One representative from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (ex officio)
  • Kathleen Powell, Cultural Services Supervisor (staff liaison)
  • Ashley Judd-Rifkin, Culture Coordinator (staff liaison)