Making Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to communities through the use of visual arts, and story telling.
To enrich individual lives, break
isolation, and strengthen connections within diverse communities through the creation of
distinctive, group art-making projects.
MAMC envisions a stronger and kinder society by harnessing the power of art to open minds, break down barriers and shift cultural perceptions.
Intentionally build relationships with different community organizations to identify relevant social concerns.
Design and implement art based projects that highlight existing conversations in communities.
Provide a forum for participants' self expression.
Facilitate the creative process for participants to delve into and explore the emergent conversations in a safe and stimulating environment.
Seek partnerships with cultural and civic organizations to exhibit the resulting work where the wider public becomes part of the dialogue.
Honour the fabric of memory, the thread of imagination and the texture of speculation as participants weave their voices together.
Elena Soní was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Elena came to Canada in 1980 to pursue a university education and as her country descended into chaos built a new life in Toronto. As a board member of Children's Own Museum (COM) she co-designed its programming.
Vanessa Barnett is an artist educator providing dynamic leadership and teaching in the Arts in teacher education, artist residencies in schools and cultural organizations. Vanessa immigrated from South Africa at the height of the Apartheid years and began teaching at the ROM and in Toronto schools.
Marjory McDonald’s background in family business governance, as well as her work in philanthropy has guided her while serving as MAMC's board chair. Marjory was the chair of the family council for Black & McDonald Limited for six years, and has completed the Families in Business Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. She has held various leadership positions in philanthropic and volunteer contexts.
Known for her passion for taking on initiatives that blend cultural awareness, humanity and a love of art to advance society and business alike, Vanessa’s experiences living and working in Buenos Aires, LA, New York, Mexico City and Toronto have given Blok a unique international perspective that has been recognized and awarded around the world.
Gillian Evans is a Toronto-based philanthropist and a founding supporter of Jack.org. Gillian is highly experienced in philanthropy, non-profit and charitable organizations helping them develop professional strategy, governance, human capital and operational capacities with a bias to building and executing fundraising opportunities.
Gillian Graham is a retired arts writer and editor who has worked for The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Canadian Art and other Canadian publications. She has a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and a Masters in Art History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
With 25 years of experience in the contemporary art world, Pamela Meredith is known for collection-building, curating, and education. A personalized approach and extensive knowledge of the international art world allows Pamela to assist clients in building a collection or finding the perfect artwork to live with.
Camara spent 10 years working in the Rockies as a journalist and podcast producer. Since moving to Toronto in 2018, she has been lucky to help ambitious organizations communicate the important work they do to tackle the city's biggest issues.
Vivek is a believer. He believes that the collective strength of humanity can initiate paradigm shifts. Before moving to Canada, Vivek lived on ships for several years working as an engineer.
This experience has profoundly influenced his inquisitiveness to find deeper meaning in his interactions with people and nature. Vivek believes that the root cause of several societal problems can be solved with the right intent and perseverance, and that it all finally boils down to forging stronger interpersonal bonds. Vivek is also trained in Business and is a graduate from Ivey Business School with a Master's degree in Business Administration. He currently works with Deloitte.
Robin has been an arts educator, spearheading the intensive Erin Gilmour arts program at the Bishop Stachan School.
Prior to BSS, Robin was a marketing leader and executive in the film industry for over 15 years, at: the Canadian Film Centre, Cineplex Corp, Paramount Pictures and Disney Corp. for Canada.
In the 2000’s Robin raised over $16 million for the University of Toronto’s Dr Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study for both a capital campaign as well as for child development research and teaching program funds.
Robin is currently a successful Realtor with Harvey Kalles Real Estate, and a part-time photographer and painter.
Erin is a Toronto-based UX and Graphic Designer with a background working within arts and non-profit organizations. She approaches design work with the aim of prioritizing usability while also creating a visually delightful experience.
Lukas is a multidisciplinary artist and active member of the Toronto Arts community. He is an experienced designer who has previously worked with organizations Art Toronto and Energy Gallery.
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Pamela Tylee is a passionate educator who brings a wealth of knowledge, experience
and expertise to her work. Pamela has had multiple roles throughout her career
including classroom teacher, school principal, Education Officer for E.Q.A.O. and Student Achievement Officer at the Ministry of Education.
Making Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to social issues within communities through the use of visual arts, mixed media and story telling.
Our experienced artist educators are committed to creating a safe and fun space where participants can explore artistic expression while developing self awareness, collaboration skills and original creative thinking. Our focus is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration, thereby strengthening community bonds and reducing isolation.
Charitable Number 770955870 RR0001
647 885 1408
505 - 150 Balmoral Avenue
© Making Art Making Change 2020