ACCA Consultant

Bridget MacIntosh

Cultural Strategist & Creative Producer

Company Name

Bridget MacIntosh & Associates





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Consulting Goals

Collaborating and strategizing to build resilient cities, communities, networks and organizations.

Biographical Info

An award-winning Cultural Strategist and Creative Producer, Bridget (she/her) has held senior municipal management positions across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) with dynamic portfolios spanning arts, cultural policy, grants, public art, placemaking, and festival producing ranging from small-scale activations to production of major cultural events such as Nuit Blanche Toronto and JUNO Award Host City festivities. With roots as an independent theatre producer leading the Toronto Fringe Festival, Bridget was the co-founder and inaugural producer of the Fringe’s curated Next Stage Festival and was instrumental in successfully shifting the Fringe organization from a summer-based to year-round programming model to respond to the needs and desires of artists and audiences. Notable accomplishments as a municipal cultural leader include the visioning, development and management of the City of Hamilton’s Events Office where she led the design and delivery of numerous civic events during the city’s creative renaissance, leveraged City resources to create more responsive, relevant, inclusive and equitable policies and programs and managed extensive community engagement initiatives to facilitate over 400+ annual creative placemaking, community and signature tourism events. Bridget has continued to build on her foundational work in the performing arts and cultural public service sectors and is recognized as a respected arts leader, consultant, knowledgeable advisor and trusted strategic voice. She collaborates cross-sectorally with arts organizations, academia, design studios and municipalities across Canada and internationally – engaging, questioning, facilitating, collaborating and designing programs and new ways of thinking and doing to build resilient cities, communities, networks and cultural organizations to navigate unprecedented change. Bridget is the founding Co-Chair of Mass Culture’s Research Working Group, a Toronto Arts Council Cultural Leadership Lab Fellow, a Next City Vanguard Fellow, a PlacemakingX Advocate and an International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) Global Connector.

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Primary Clients

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

Consulting Specialization

Advocacy, Audience development / engagement, Business planning, Capital projects (feasibility studies), Community arts, Digital, Evaluation and benchmarking, Facilitation, Festivals and events management, General / operational management, Governance, Grant and proposal writing, Municipal cultural planning, Organizational change, Presenting and producing, Project management, Public art, Public participation / engagement / consultation, Public policy, Research, Strategic planning

Frequent Disciplines

Film and broadcasting, Literary arts and publishing, Media arts, Museums and heritage, Performing arts, Visual arts and crafts, Multi-disciplinary