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Erika Beatty


Company Name

The Arts Firm Inc.




Nova Scotia

Business Phone


Biographical Info

I produce projects, manage change, and guide creative organizations. I am known for strategic integration of new ideas and technology, creating collaborative partnerships and teams that excel, and developing organizations with good governance, sound strategy and sustainable finances. Following a 20 year career as chief executive of Canadian symphony orchestras (and thanks to a Canada Council for the Arts John Hobday Award) I shifted to supporting content creation and the creative industries. Clients have included Anhinga Films ("GreenRights"), Handful of Films, and Screen Nova Scotia, who I led through an ambitious process that resulted in the creation of a new, member-driven provincial film commission. I have national non-profit board experience and have represented clients at international markets and events and look forward to continuing to work with interesting people, solving challenging problems, and building creative opportunities.

Year consulting practice established


Primary Clients

Cultural Not-For-Profit, Cultural For-Profit, Individuals

Consulting Specialization

Audience development / engagement, Business planning, Data / information management, Digital, Facilitation, Facility management, Festivals and events management, Fundraising (operations), Fundraising (capital), General / operational management, Governance, Grant and proposal writing, Human resource planning and development, Marketing / social media / communications, Organizational change, Presenting and producing, Project management, Public relations, Research, Strategic planning, Venue management

Frequent Disciplines

Film and broadcasting, Performing arts



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