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Lucy White is a certified coach and skilled cultural executive with over thirty years’ experience. Lucy brings a strategic, creative, and consultative approach to achieve superior results for her clients. She is known for outstanding analytical, communication and relationship building skills. As a Principal with The Osborne Group, Lucy serves as interim executive director for non-profit organizations and provides consulting primarily in strategic planning, governance, and facilitation of small and large groups. Lucy’s arts and culture clients have included: Gardiner Museum, Koffler Centre of the Arts, Norm Foster Theatre Festival, Canadian Dance Assembly, Esprit Orchestra, Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation, Artist Run Centres and Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO), REEL Canada, Opera.ca, Western Canada Theatre, and Royal Manitoba Theatre Company. Lucy was Executive Director of The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, a charitable social enterprise which uses mindfulness-based interventions for mental health and to train professionals in the use of mindfulness-based practices. Previously, Lucy was Executive Director of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) a member-driven national arts service organization representing more than 144 not-for-profit and for-profit theatres. Her mandate included overseeing a full-range of programs and services for theatre managers including advocacy and public education, labour relations, membership and professional development. Prior to joining PACT, Lucy was Associate Director of the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (now ACCESS Copyright) from 1995 to 2000, also holding the positions of Licensing and Communications Manager and Compliance Manager. Lucy is on the Board of Mindfulness Everyday. She has also served on the boards of Friends of the Osborne Collection at Toronto Public Library, Theatre Smith-Gilmour, Arts Consultants Canada, Cultural Human Resources Council, Art of Time Ensemble, and the Canadian Copyright Institute. She is a founder of the Canadian Arts Coalition and the Performing Arts Alliance, taught Cultural Policy in the Arts Administration and Cultural Management Program at Humber College, has served on the National Steering Committee for Culture Days, sat on the Advisory Committee of Artsbuild Ontario and was a member of the Data Exchange Committee and the Working Group on Licensing of Musical Works for the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations. Lucy is a Certified Positive Intelligence Coach and a member of the International Coach Federation.
Cultural Not-For-Profit, Arts Service Organizations
Facilitation, Governance, Organizational change, Project management, Public participation / engagement / consultation, Strategic planning
Literary arts and publishing, Performing arts, Visual arts and crafts, Multi-disciplinary