Cultural Futures Profile


Cultural Futures Associates is dedicated to partnering with cultural organizations to maximize effectiveness in providing a dynamic, engaging and sound environment for the benefit of the organization, its community and its audiences.


  • Program planning for museums, art galleries, arts organizations, arts agencies
  • Visioning and strategic planning
  • Planning studies and planning facilitation
  • Governance workshops, studies, planning and policy development
  • Staff development
  • Motivating and practical workshops, presentations and addresses on: visual thinking and literacy; arts education; museum/gallery education program development and practice; the role and future of museums and art galleries
  • Research
  • Curatorial and project planning for contemporary, historic and learning gallery exhibitions

Clients sectors:

  • Museums and galleries; Not for Profit organizations
  • Arts service organizations and professional associations
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Post-secondary education
  • Schools, school districts, education and arts educators, arts and education professional training and continuing education program providers


  • 30 years experience as visual arts educator in schools, community and art museum environments
  • 25+ years providing professional development through conference presentations, invitational presentations and keynotes, in service workshops and museum studies certification programs, design, development and delivery of Museum Management course for MacEwan University
  • 17 years of museum education program development and delivery
  • 17 years of senior art museum leadership and program development
  • 8 years experience as a creativity facilitator in the Leadership Development Program at the Banff Centre and participant/facilitator in 2 Thought Leader Forums exploring Leader as Designer, Reflective Practice in Leadership.
  • outstanding record of museum and arts community leadership and involvement
  • extensive curatorial experience and publication record
  • wide range of experience and training in museum practices, principles and planning including being graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute – Museum Leadership Institute
  • active engagement and awareness of visual art and museum policy and practice across Canada and in the international sphere
  • extensive experience on new and established professional and cultural organization boards
  • BA (Art History), BEd (Arts and Social Studies Education), MA (Education)

Working with Groups

  • employs a variety of facilitation models for a custom designed process to effectively engage your group, including World Café, Circle and others.
  • experienced and innovative creative facilitator who can employ arts based activities (visual, writing, drama, and movement) among others
  • trained in Creative Problem Solving (CPS) techniques for brainstorming and directing action
  • certified in the use of FourSight: The Breakthrough Thinking Profile an assessment designed to help individuals and teams better understand how they approach solving problems through creative thinking (half day and full day workshops)
  • trained in using interactive visuals for Visual Facilitation, Visual Recording and Template design

Client list includes:

  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Arts Branch, Ministry of Culture)
  • Elections Alberta
  • Alberta Creative and Engaged Communities (ACE)
  • Varley Art Gallery, Markham ON
  • Grant McEwan University
  • Alberta Education
  • Alberta Craft Council
  • University of Alberta Collections

Professional Memberships:

  • Arts Consultants Canada Association (juried membership)
  • Canadian Museums Association
  • Association of Nova Scotia Museums
  • Alberta Museums Association
  • Alliance of American Museums
  • Strategic Arts Management (SAM)
A member of Arts Consultants Canada, committed “to advance and promote ethical, excellent and effective consulting in Canada’s Arts and Culture sector.”

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