“Anne-Marie Woods Gets New Position With The City of Toronto”

 new job pic 3Anne-Marie Woods has just been hired as a Cultural Outreach Officer with the City of Toronto Department of Economic Development and Culture – Arts and Culture – Arts Services Division

Cultural Outreach Officer: Arts Services May 2017 – present

 Position Details

Ø  Research, plan, develop, implement and evaluate strategies and ideas to expand participation, enhance profile and awareness of Toronto Arts and Culture Services properties, events, programs and policy initiatives

Ø  Monitor, assess and evaluate effectiveness and outcomes of program development plans; recommend changes

Ø  Conduct research and write reports to support recommendations for program / audience development

Ø  Develop promotional vehicles to successfully market arts, culinary and self-guided tour programs, cultural facilities

Ø  Create marketing materials, coordinate advertising campaign, social media campaign and manage web content.

Ø  Collaborate with City staff and community organizations to plan and implement community arts outreach strategy

Ø  Partner with community networks and conduct community consultations to identify needs and funding opportunities

Ø  Develop, deliver, monitor and evaluate community arts programs, exhibits, events, cultural facility programs workshops Conduct outreach activities with residents and community organizations to promote awareness of cultural activities and enhance community engagement, partnership and participation.

Ø  Coordinate facility administration, operation, planning, promotion, sales, customer service and records keeping activities with community groups, arts presenters, governing bodies, school boards, the public, facility and City staff


Arts and Culture Bio

Woods is a Multi-disciplinary Professional Artist, Arts Practitioner, Youth Advocate, Columnist, Producer, Director and Creative Consultant. With a theatre degree from Dalhousie University and a Small Business Certificate from the HRDC Self Employment Business Program.  She has over 20 years of experience developing, planning, implementing and evaluating Community Arts and Outreach initiatives in underserved and diverse communities in collaboration with community organizations in Canada and abroad.

Her experience as a professional performance artist, writer, arts educator, arts practitioner, columnist and creative consultant give her a unique vantage point. Driven by a passion for youth arts and culture some of the highlights of her career have been: Curator, Producer Emcee for Harbourfront Centre’s Shield to Shore, Kuumba and the East Coast Rhythms an Exploration of Atlantic Canada’s Culture Festivals. She is Founder and Creative Director of Imani Enterprises a global arts education service provider. Theatre Instructor/Director at Youthdale Treatment Centre. Senior Theatre Instructor and Resident Artist Educator at Young People’s Theatre. 2013 and 2015 Creative Director, Production Coordinator and Writer of the Script Adaptation for The Daniels Corporation and Artscape’s production of “The Journey The Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization”.

The 2013 winner of the Prestigious Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Entertainment and the City of Toronto – Bob Marley Award. She has also been a Creative Consultant and Facilitator for TJX Canada Diversity Days. Columnist for Afrotoronto.com By Blacks.com and Sway Magazine. Commissioned Playwright for The City of Barrie Annual Black History Month Celebrations and Commissioned Playwright for Black Theatre Workshop Montreal’s 45th Season (World Premiere of her play She Said He Said). Artist in Residence/Writer for CBC’s Metro Morning where she created and presented poems, commentaries, and songs on news and current affairs, served as a stringer for stories on urban arts and culture from Nova Scotia, Montreal and Toronto for Sounds Like Canada, and created two radio documentaries for OutFront. Her radio doc “Flat Belly Blues” also aired on BBC radio.