ACCA Consultant

Linda Barnett


Company Name

Linda Barnett Consulting Services





Business Phone


Biographical Info

Linda Barnett has been involved in the performing arts community of Toronto for over 35 years. Having grown up in a family of actors and musicians, she also chose to pursue a career in the arts but on the business side. Following completion of her MBA in Arts and Media Administration, her early professional roles focused on fundraising and marketing at the Canadian Opera Company, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, and the Canadian Stage Company. Her consulting practice, established in 2000, has focused on strategic planning, governance and board development, and resource development capacity building. Clients have included a wide-ranging group of theatre, dance, music, and opera-producing companies; visual art, museum and service organizations; as well as funding agencies including the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto department of Cultural Affairs, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. Over the years, Linda has sat on Ontario Arts Council Music and Theatre operating and project grant panels, and CCA Flying Squad panels. She was a founding member of Arts Consultants Canada and has served as a faculty member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As a volunteer, she has served on a variety of boards and committees including the Boards of Directors of the Toronto Alliance of the Performing Arts and Studio 180 Theatre.

Year consulting practice established


Primary Clients

Cultural Not-For-Profit, Funding agency, Arts Service Organizations, Festivals / presenters

Consulting Specialization

Facilitation, Fundraising (operations), Fundraising (capital), General / operational management, Governance, Human resource planning and development, Organizational change, Strategic planning

Frequent Disciplines

Performing arts, Visual arts and crafts