The Arts Advocate is delighted that TIFF’s Maxine Bailey will bring her effervescent style to moderating next week’s Conversation on Ontario’s Culture Strategy (14 November 2017).
As VP Advancement at TIFF, Maxine is principal liaison for the organization’s government partners and constituents in their support of the Festival’s divisions and year-round programming.
An active member in arts and community-based projects, Maxine recently co-founded the Black Artists Network in Dialogue (BAND), which showcases black cultural contributions nationally and internationally. She currently participates in numerous advisory boards and steering committees, including RBC Emerging Artists, ArtsVote Toronto, the Toronto Arts Council/Foundation Advocacy Committee, and is a Board Member for the City of Toronto’s Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Board. She has also served on boards and juries for the Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Artscape, the Toronto Hassle Free Clinic, and Nightswimming Theatre, and served as a film critic for CBC’s Metro Morning and host of Harbourfront Centre’s Free Flicks programme.