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Geneviève Trilling named new Associate Francophone Arts Officer; Lise Beaudry provides interim support to Francophone applicants in northeastern Ontario

June 24, 2016

Geneviève Trilling has been appointed Associate Francophone Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). She joins Clelia Farrugia, Francophone Arts Officer, and consultant Lise Beaudry, who is providing interim support to Francophone applicants in northeastern Ontario on a part-time basis until January. Nina Charest is the Program Administrator for the dedicated French-language programs.

Francophone artists and arts organizations may apply in French to all OAC programs, with the exception of the two English language sector programs in Theatre and Literature.


Geneviève Trilling

Geneviève Trilling

Geneviève Trilling has significant experience in the arts. She began as an actor then moved into a career in arts administration and arts education. Geneviève has worked as the Cultural Coordinator of Alliance française de Toronto and in education at the National Film Board of Canada.As well, Geneviève has served as a board member and as President of Le Labo’s board of directors. Since 2011 she has been the Private Funding Officer of Théâtre français de Toronto.

Lise Beaudry

Lise Beaudry is a well-established Franco-Ontarian artist, educator and facilitator with strong ties to northern Ontario. Previously the director of Gallery 44, a leading artist-run center dedicated to the advancement of contemporary image practices, she is currently a professor in the Art and Art History program at the University of Toronto in Mississauga. She has served on several OAC juries.

Contact information

Geneviève Trilling
Associate Francophone Arts Officer
1-800-387-0058, ext. 7400

Lise Beaudry

Clelia Farrugia
Francophone Arts Officer
1-800-387-0058, ext. 7427

Nina Charest
Program Administrator
1-800-387-0058, ext. 7417