Clelia Farrugia has been appointed Interim Associate Francophone Arts Officerat the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Clelia was hired to fill in for François Boivin, who is currently serving as Acting Francophone Arts Officer. Effective immediately, Clelia will be assuming the responsibility of the Organismes francophones de service aux arts (Francophone Arts Service Organizations) program.
Clelia comes to OAC with extensive arts and non-profit experience. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of Le Laboratoire d’art (Le Labo), the only francophone media arts centre in Ontario. She has also served as Director of Development for the Glenn Gould Foundation, and as Membership Development Manager for the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT). Outside of Ontario, Clelia has worked for the European Music Office and the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels.Clelia holds a master’s degree in theatre studies from l’Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, as well as a diploma in business management from l’École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers.
It is with regret that we announce that François Boivin, Acting Francophone Arts Officer, has decided to leave OAC in March 2016. François has served in OAC’s Francophone Arts Office since October 2013 and quickly made his mark and earned the respect of the community. He has shown great dedication to Francophone arts in Ontario and helped to build strong networks as well as doing an excellent job managing granting programs for Francophone artists and organizations. François has decided to leave to pursue new opportunities.
Nina Charest, Program Administrator, will continue to support the Francophone Arts Office’s work.