Meet the Team
Inés Aguileta, Acting Manager
ines[at]torontoarts.org | 416.392.6802 ext. 221
Inés is an arts administrator who also brings a deep background in project management. She has been involved in the arts community for nearly a decade but has been passionate about the arts since childhood. After graduating from York University’s Honours Graphic Design program, she relocated to Spain where she earned her Master’s in Cultural Project Management at the Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. Upon her return to Toronto, she undertook the Marketing and PR Manager role at Soundstreams. Since then, she has volunteered at TEDx Boston, TIFF, and The Toronto Maker Festival. Currently, at the Toronto Arts Foundation, she coordinates numerous programs for Neighbourhood Arts Network.Inés is an avid globetrotter and lover of culture, beginning with that of her native Mexico. She believes her experiences working and living in many other parts of the world have greatly benefitted her understanding and respect of many different cultures and forms of artistic expression.
Inés oversees operations at Neighbourhood Arts Network, as well as manages two award programs: the RBC Arts Access Fund and Community Arts Award. She is also leads matching mentors to applicants of the Newcomer & Refugee Artist Mentorship Program and coordinating programs such as ArtWorksTO.
Norma Garcia, Digital & Education Coordinator
norma[at]torontoarts.org | 416.392.6802 ext. 232
Norma is an arts adminstrator, grants consultant and independent filmmaker. Her previous work experience includes serving as a program coordinator for the National Film Board, as a senior grants assistant for the Toronto Arts Council, and as a content coordinator for BravoFACT. Norma is excited about sharing narratives that speak about the positive impact that artistic work has in Toronto's communities.
Norma works with Inés matching mentors to applicants of the Newcomer & Refugee Artist Mentorship Program, and also leads the programs Let's Talk Art, Critical Narratives, and supports ArtWorksTO.
Eva Hellreich, Events & Outreach Coordinator
eva[at]torontoarts.org | 416.392.6802 ext. 228
Eva is passionate about expanding her world view through learning from others through the arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (2015) and an Master of Arts in Immigration and Settlement (2018) and is an emerging creative writer and photographer. Eva has worked and volunteered in a variety of sectors in Toronto including research, entertainment, tourism, education, and various non-profit sectors. Eva’s personal and academic background has fostered an interest in how storytelling can inform policy and foster social and political inclusion. Her goal is to more thoroughly conceptualize what an effective anti-oppression framework can look like in arts and culture policy.
Eva manages membership and event logistics for Neighbourhood Arts Network's events, updates News and Opportunities and Events on our website, and writes our monthly newsletter. She also coordinates programs such as Making a Living, Making Art , Arts & Minds, NAN Drop-Ins, programming for Newcomer Day in partnership with the City of Toronto, and Creative Potluck.
Angie Aranda, Manager (currently on maternity leave)
Angie has an extensive background in partnership development, event management and communications, with numerous years of arts administration experience, previously working for Entertainment One Television, Cookie Jar Entertainment and York University. She is an active member of the arts community, particularly through her photography practice. She holds a Double Honours BA from York University with a focus on Film & Video and Communication Studies. Angie is also a member on the advisory board for East End Arts and AVNU. Angie is inspired by discovering unusual beauty in unexpected places.
(Please note: email and voicemail will not be monitored regularly until Angie returns from maternity leave in 2020.)
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