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Lost, Found, and Unbound

Exploring Overlooked Opportunities
for Arts Engagement

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 10 AM – 4 PM

967 College Street, Toronto

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Arts Ahead 2023: Highlights

Our Speakers: Kyla Radoja, Andrew Davies and Jasmine Vanstone (From Left to Right)
Our Speakers: Keshia Palm, Ilter Ibrahimof and Deanna Cadette (From Left to Right)
Arts Ahead 2023 Organizing Committee

About Arts Ahead

Arts Ahead is an annual symposium for arts professionals and cultural leaders organized by the post-graduate Arts Management cohort at Centennial College. The full-day event is an opportunity for artists and arts workers to share professional insights and participate in meaningful dialogue about current and future trends in the arts & culture landscape. The symposium also provides a networking forum for aspiring arts managers and current industry professionals to strengthen the position of arts management within the Toronto and Canadian arts, culture, and heritage industries.


“Arts Ahead is a real world conference that not only helps develop practical skills for students but brings together innovative arts professional in meaningful engagement with future leaders in the evolving arts communities of Toronto and beyond. I have enjoyed meeting and working with students from diverse backgrounds and interests.”

Amirali Alibhai
Head of Performing Arts, Aga Khan Museum

“Centennial College’s Arts Ahead program was a rich day of interesting programming, very organized, well-cast, and attended with enthusiasm by the students. I had an excellent time and would gladly participate again.”

Naomi Campbell
Artistic Director, Luminato Festival Toronto

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