Inés Aguileta, Acting Manager
ines[at]torontoarts.org | 4163926802 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, she manages two ward programs: the RBC Arts Access Fund and Community Arts Award. She is also in charge of 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 Garcia is an arts administrator, grants consultant, and independent filmmaker. Her previous work experience includes serving as a program coordinator for the National Film Board of Canada, as a senior grants assistant for the Toronto Arts Council, and as a content coordinator for BravoFACT –a division of Bell Media. Currently, as the Neighbourhood Arts Network’s digital and education coordinator, Norma is responsible for digital content development and program coordination and support. Norma is very excited about sharing with the public narratives that speak about the positive impact that artistic work has in our communities. She’s also looking forward to collaborating with the rest of the team to deliver successful NAN programs; she’s particularly excited to work with the mentorship programs that are sure to deeply engage all participants. In her spare time, Norma loves to gab about books and films during a monthly book/film club that she’s a member of.
Eva Hellreich, Events and Outreach Coordinator
eva[at]torontoarts.org | 416-392-6802 ext. 228
Eva is passionate about expanding her world view through learning from others and recognizing lived experience as a valid form of knowledge. Raised in Toronto, Eva has worked and volunteered in a plethora of sectors in the city including research, entertainment, tourism, education, and non-profit. Eva’s personal and academic background has fostered an interest in how story-telling 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, and question reproductions of power and marginalization. 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 is inspired by resiliency, resistance, and community.
Eva manages our membership and eent logistics for Neighbourhood Arts Netowork's events. She also coordinates programs such as Making a Living, Making Art and Creative Potlucks.
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.
Emails and voicemails will not be monitored regularly until Angie returns from maternity leave in 2020.
To learn about the entire Toronto Arts Foundation team, please click here.