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All In – Creating Space for New Leaders

December 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

All In – Creating Space for New Leaders

Thursday, December 12, from 1pm to 2pm ET (please adjust for your time zone!)

Led by Ella Cooper

How do you cede leadership and share platforms without abdicating your own role as a leader? This session focuses on defining leadership and articulating your values in a way that allows you to step back and make space for others. We’ll confront anxieties around the loss of control and look at the shape of truly equitable partnerships.

No cost to participate – open to PACT Members and Colleagues only. Group sizes are kept small to ensure maximum participation and engagement.

Ella Cooper is an award winning cultural leader, multimedia artist, facilitator, educator, impact producer, and founder of Black Women Film! Canada. She is dedicated to arts for social change and has been working in the cultural sector for over 19 years with a growing practice in photography and video. As an impact producer and cultural leader Cooper has founded successful not-for-profit arts networks and collectives that have supported the development of thousands of artists and arts leaders across Canada.

Ella is known for creating and facilitating transformational leadership and arts equity programs for diverse communities in Canada, US, Berlin, Jamaica and South Africa. She creates and helps to develop multi-arts projects for local and international communities, plays leadership roles in program design, marketing, social media strategy, outreach and development for established arts organizations. She has served as interim Program Director and part time faculty for U of T Scarborough Arts Management department and continues to be a featured speaker at many conferences and panels.

Her creative projects explore African diaspora, the creation of positive representations of the Black body in Canada, equity and arts for social change, community arts, dance on screen, hybrid identities and documentary storytelling. Ella receives continued support from the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for her sector development programs, interdisciplinary art practices and media arts initiatives. In 2019, Ella was a Mayor’s Arts Cultural Leadership Award nominee and was selected as one of 2017 Toronto Arts Council’s Cultural Leader Fellows.


December 12, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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