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Kristian Clarke

Canadian Actors' Equity Association
Senior Projects Manager
Toronto, Canada
An Art History graduate with an additional Certificate in Cultural Management from Humber College, Kristian worked at Canadian Artists Representation/le front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC Ontario) www.carfacontario.ca for 14 years and is now the Senior Projects Manager at Canadian Actors' Equity Association (www.caea.com). Kristian sees himself as a Creative Visionary with particular interests in artist-run advocacy, proposal development, dispute resolution and policy development at municipal, provincial and federal levels. Kristian also serves on the Board for the Canadian Arts Resources Foundation of Ontario [(CARFO) recently rebranded as CANVAS], WorkInCulture, which supports the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long career development and business skills training and Arts Build Ontario which is the only organization in Ontario dedicated to realizing long-term solutions for building, managing and financing the sustainable arts facilities needed in Ontario communities. In his spare time, Kristian can be found swimming with his 11 year-old daughter named Phoibe on Georgian Bay or listening to his wife, Krisztina Szabo, perform one of her many operatic roles. Kristian is a current Phd Candidate in the Cultural Studies Department at Queen’s University. Research Interests: Artist-centred advocacy, cultural policy, Massey Commission