ACCA Consultant

Annalee Adair


Company Name

A. Adair & Associates





Business Phone


Biographical Info

Annalee Adair is the founder of Evoke Culture 2.0 - an intercultural consultancy collective focused on changing the way we think about plan for and evaluate the role of culture in civic life. We have developed evaluation and impact frameworks for organizations and government; civic culture plans; strategic plans; governance reviews and feasibility studies along with a host of one-off initiatives and have worked with individual artists and administrators to build capacity. We are guided by Indigenous ways and community conversations and use human-centered design processes to gather data. Currently, Annalee is the lead on several projects including a strategic plan for the Canadian Arabic Orchestra and Carousel Players; an evaluation of a 3-year Creative Arts Program for Military Veterans with the True Patriot Love Foundation; the development of a Civic Culture Plan for the City of Lethbridge, AB testing the 2nd generation cultural planning framework. The collective recently completed a Public Art Master Plan for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, a Culture Plan for Canmore, AB, and worked on a team to complete the City of Edmonton’s 10-year Arts and Heritage Plan. She is the Project Manager for the City of Ottawa's O-Train public art and civic arts initiatives including an evaluation framework and has worked with Ontario Arts Council and Arts Network Ottawa on program evaluation. Her work as Project Manager on T2L – a mentorship program of the Cultural Human Resources Council for cultural leaders across Canada has furthered her expertise in coaching cultural leaders and working and understanding the challenges of organizations in rural and remote regions of Canada. As Manager of the 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 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 that developed tri-sector and tri-government partnerships across provinces and territories. Annalee has her certificate in PMDPro -Project Management and in Human-Centered 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 Unit.

Year consulting practice established


Primary Clients

Cultural Not-For-Profit, Municipalities, Federal or provincial government departments, Funding agency, Arts Service Organizations

Consulting Specialization

Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Arts education, Audience development / engagement, Business planning, Capital projects (feasibility studies), Community arts, Culturally diverse arts practice, Disability arts, Evaluation and benchmarking, Facilitation, Governance, Human resource planning and development, Indigenous arts, Municipal cultural planning, Organizational change, Project management, Public art, Public participation / engagement / consultation, Public policy, Research, Strategic planning

Frequent Disciplines

Museums and heritage, Performing arts, Visual arts and crafts, Multi-disciplinary