anahita azrahimi is a visual artist and seasoned arts manager. Anahita is passionate about helping arts organizations and independent artists realize their goals and potential with high-impact and simple solutions. She has had the pleasure of working with great arts organizations such as Creative Trust, Theatre Direct and Dancemakers to name a few. She sits on the advisory board of the Arts Management program at Centennial College and Theatre Direct’s International WeeFestival. She has served on the board of Modern Times Stage Company, the steering committee of Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement, and as a juror for Dora Mavor Moore Awards - Dance section, and the Ontario Arts Council.
"As an independent artist who has worked to build her own business, I am as passionate as one can be about opportunities that celebrate artistic excellence, help nurture an artist’s entrepreneurial spirit, and encourage public accessibility to fabulous art. It’s even better if these opportunities don’t cost an arm and a leg to participate in! Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is all those things and more. I am excited to work with a stellar team to help this incredible organization continue to flourish and grow."
Artist Relations Coordinator
Ania Harmata is a visual artist and arts manager. Motivated by the idea of artists as entrepreneurs, Ania strives to empower and encourage opportunities for professional development for visual artists and makers. Ania holds an Honours BA and an Advanced Diploma in Art and Art History from the collaborative program between the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College. Most recently, she has completed a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management from Centennial College. The 2019 season will be her third with the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s largest and longest-running juried outdoor art event.
Alyssa Ramnath & Michelle Planche, Paradigm Events
Logistics & Operations Team
Coming from careers in graphic design, fashion, and entrepreneurship, Tammy is freshly onboard as the Communications and Marketing Manager for TOAF. In addition to her exciting work with TOAF, she continues her work in the arts as Partial’s co-founder and head of Creative + Community. In 2009, Tammy founded her small design studio, Squab Creative, and continues to work with various lifestyle brands. She also launched outerwear brand OSC Cross which has continued success in Japan, and regularly mentors Entrepreneurship and Design students from OCAD and her alma mater, Ryerson University. Tammy is over-the-moon to be part of the dynamic team at TOAF, and is already counting down the days ’til the tents fill Nathan Phillips Square!
Volunteer Coordinator & Stage Manager
Wing Lam Leung
Madelaine Lyons Cooper
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Karli Kachur, Brill Communications
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Board of Directors
Alex Ciappara, Chair
Sandy Stephens, Secretary
For information about the Board of Directors or to contact the Board of Directors, please email [email protected]