ACCA Consultant

Jeanne LeSage


Company Name

LeSage Arts Management





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Biographical Info

LeSage Arts Management is a consulting practice borne out of 30+ years of excellence in executive arts management across multiple artistic disciplines by owner and principal, Jeanne LeSage. After executive arts management positions at high profile organizations - including starting the first HR department at the Toronto International Film Festival, chosen for the renowned Arts Management Fellowship at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts under Michael Kaiser, Deputy CEO of Royal Opera House Muscat (Oman), Managing Producer of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and more; LeSage Arts Management now provides counsel, solutions, and support to Not-For-Profit arts organizations in areas such as strategic human resources, organizational development, strategy, board governance and board development, operations, and more. Jeanne is a highly respected senior arts management professional with national and international experience in festivals and multidisciplinary performing arts. She is known to be a strategic thinker, skilled facilitator, and effective leader, with highly tuned diplomatic skills. She is adept working with all levels of stakeholders - from volunteers to board members; from artists to donors; from staff to municipal leaders. Jeanne is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and holds a Drama and English degree, a certificate in Human Resources, and an MBA in Management Consulting. She is a sought after consultant, speaker and facilitator; the author of research reports such as: “Who will lead Canada’s Performing Arts Organizations?”, “Reporting and Investigating Mechanisms for Workplace Harassment in the Arts”, “Future of Arts Work: Board Governance in the Arts”; and the co-founder of the national COVID response initiative LEAN (Leadership Emergency Arts Network).

Year consulting practice established


Primary Clients

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

Consulting Specialization

Facilitation, Festivals and events management, General / operational management, Governance, Human resource planning and development, Organizational change, Presenting and producing, Project management, Research, Strategic planning, Venue management

Frequent Disciplines

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