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Shoshana Wasser

Senior Communications Coordinator (Government & Media Relations)
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Kyan Nademi appointed to the Ontario Arts Council board of directors

July 29, 2019

Kyan Nademi of Toronto is the newest community member to be appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) board of directors.


Kyan Nademi

Canadian of Iranian heritage, Kyan says she is firmly anchored in both cultures.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since then, her professional career has been in the financial sector. She is currently an Index Analyst at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.


Kyan has also built a parallel career in the arts, with appearances in films and music videos. She has served as emcee and host for various cultural events. She has also been on the planning committee of the CineIran Festival, the Phoenix Comedy Film Festival and the Tirgan Festival. In 2015, she was a contestant in the Miss Universe Canada competition. (read more…)


"In addition to her financial background, Kyan brings enthusiasm and her interest in the many benefits that the arts bring to our society," said Rita Davies, OAC Chair.


The OAC has a 12-member government-appointed board of directors that is responsible for oversight of OAC’s granting process, including policies and decision-making. In 2018-19, the Ontario Arts Council invested $61.1 million in 228 communities across Ontario through 2,252 grants to individual artists and 1,424 grants to organizations.


For more information

Kirsten Gunter
Director of Communications
416-969-7403 | toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7403