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Annalee Adair


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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 Civic Culture Plan for City of Lethbridge, AB testing the 2nd generation cultural planning framework. The firm 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, 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 Cultural Human Resources Council for cultural leaders across Canada has furthered her expertise in coaching cultural leaders and 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 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 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, Arts Service Organizations

Consulting Specialization

Aboriginal arts, Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Arts education, Audience development / engagement, Community arts, Cultural diverse arts practice, Disability arts, Evaluation and benchmarking, Facilitation, Governance, Human resource planning and development, Municipal cultural planning, Official language minority, Organizational change, Project management, Public art, Public participation / engagement / consultation, Research, Strategic planning

Frequent Disciplines

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



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