Clelia Farrugia has been appointed Francophone Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Initially hired as Interim Associate Francophone Arts Officer, Clelia quickly stepped in when Acting Francophone Arts Officer, François Boivin, made the decision to leave OAC.
“In her short time at OAC, Clelia has impressed us with her competence and ability to manage complex programs and issues,” said Peter Caldwell, Director & CEO.
With Clelia’s appointment, OAC is now seeking an Associate Francophone Arts Officer. The deadline for applications for this position is Friday, April 15 at 5 p.m.
Clelia has extensive arts and non-profit experience. Before coming to OAC, 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 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.
Nina Charest, Program Administrator, continues to support the Francophone Arts programs.