Nina Jane Patel
Nina is an experienced and committed arts professional dedicated to revealing, highlighting and elevating the role of Arts for a healthy society. Nina is experienced in innovation and development of ideas at the intersection of Arts and Technology and was recently awarded seed funding to develop the software, DAYA. As the Director of www.dayacreatives.com she has led a team of creatives developing a technology solution for measuring the social impact of cultural organisations and arts participation.
Nina has a wide range of experience within organisations across Canada and the UK, including Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Seeta Patel Dance (the UK’s only Bharatnatayam ensemble dance company), Ballet BC, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Mascall Dance, Gear Shifting Dance, Dancer Transition Resource Centre and Canada’s Dancing on the Edge Festival as well as numerous independent dance artists. As a natural problem solver and strategic thinker, Nina is particularly experienced in organisational development, outreach/participation impact strategy, and fundraising. In addition, Nina is currently advising Canada’s Manitoba dance artists keen to identify sustainable development strategies for international creative exchange. Nina is committed to innovation and revolution of the Arts sector for the benefit of all.
Nina is a recent recipient of a Digital Arts Strategy Grant, inaugural cohort member of Cultural Leadership Program by the Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity, an ISPA Canadian Fellow 2019-2022, and most recently identified as an Emerging Leader with Association of Performing Arts Professionals.
Nina is also a wife and mother to four children - Issabella, Mackenzie, Amelia and Kaeden who work together to offer the world solutions to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #2 - Zero Hunger - www.giveafreelunch.com
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ISPA would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for their partnership in this important regional initiative.
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