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annalee adair


Company Name

A. Adair & Associates





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Biographical Info

Annalee Adair is currently working on initiatives in the areas of cultural planning, evaluation, public art, community engagement, and leadership. Currently, Adair is the lead on the development of the Cultural Master Plan for Canmore, AB testing a 2nd generation cultural planning framework and was recently a team member on the completed City of Edmonton’s 10-year Arts and Heritage Plan. Her work as Project Manager on T2L – a mentorship program of Cultural Human Resources Council for cultural leaders across Canada has furthered her knowledge about the challenges of leading organizations in rural and remote regions of Canada. As Manager of City of Kingston’s Community Engagement & Education Division, she led numerous projects that highlighted the importance of community in cultural development including a youth strategy, an accessibility audit of cultural venues, and a First People’s Recognition Protocol and Plan. Adair’s interest in the power of community and culture in urban, rural and remote regions was sparked in her early work in Saskatchewan as Program Director at Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) and as Executive Director of ArtsSmarts, a national arts and learning organization. Annalee has her certificate in PMDPro -Project Management and in Design Thinking I – her BFA in Fine Arts, and in Arts Education; a Certificate in Leadership Development from Ivey and a Masters of Management from McGill’s Voluntary Management – Complexity Science.

Year consulting practice established


Primary Clients

Cultural Not-For-Profit, Municipalities, Arts Service Organizations

Consulting Specialization

Arts education, Audience development / engagement, Community arts, Cultural diverse arts practice, Evaluation and benchmarking, Facilitation, Human resource planning and development, Municipal cultural planning, Project management, Public art, Strategic planning

Frequent Disciplines

Performing arts, Visual arts and crafts, Multi-disciplinary



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