Tim Whalley, GCLP 2016
Tim Whalley was a participant of the 1st Edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme.
Tim Whalley serves in the role of Executive Director at Prologue to the Performing Arts, a not-for-profit arts education organization that brings performing arts experiences to schools and communities across Ontario. Prior to this role, Tim held the position of Executive Director of Scarborough Arts and subsequently as Associate Director of Government & Community Relations at Luminato Festival and then at Canadian Stage. The recipient of a 2014 Vital People grant from the Toronto Foundation, Tim Whalley was also selected as one of the Fellows for the inaugural Toronto Arts Council Cultural Leaders Lab program in 2015 and as a participant in the Global Cultural Leadership Programme through the EU Cultural Diplomacy Platform in 2016.
“Meeting young, ambitious and passionate arts administrators from around the world allowed me to develop my international network while providing an opportunity to explore different leadership styles, organizational structures and strategic approaches to cultural management. Of particular value was hearing international perspectives on some of the topics which continue to define our field, including diversity and inclusion in the arts.”
In order to introduce themselves and their organisations, the participants prepared a poster presenting 4 elements – Me, My organisation, My Project and My Dream.