New Board Announced
ELECTRIC CITY CULTURE COUNCIL (EC3)
For Immediate Release: January 20, 2016
ARTS COUNCIL WELCOMES DYNAMIC GROUP OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Peterborough, ON –The Board of Directors of the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is very pleased to announce that 3 new community volunteers joined the Board of Directors at the 2016 AGM in December.
David Tough, Nadine Changfoot and Jon Lockyer bring a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to the work of this local cultural service organization.
This group will strengthen EC3’s connections to the music, visual arts, disability and educational sector of the community and enhance the Council’s work in leadership, capacity building and professional development initiatives.
They join President and Chair Bill Kimball (Public Energy), Secretary-Treasurer Yvonne Lai (New Canadians Centre), Vice Chair Randy Read (New Stages), Michal Gallant (Lett Architects) and Sue McGregor Hunter (Peterborough Green-Up (retired)) on this very active board. EC3 would like to thank outgoing members Pauline Sandys and Fynn Leitch for their service and outstanding contributions to the organization in its development stage. Both will be joining EC3’s Advisory Group.
New Members’ Biographies
Dave Tough is an educator, writer, and musician. He is currently working at the Trent Community Research Centre as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, coordinating the work of students doing research for local community organizations. He is a political historian of Canada whose overall research focus is on how different rhetorics of economic inequality have shaped opportunities for mass political participation.
A versatile multi-instrumentalist who has called Peterborough home since the early 1990s, Dave is known for his sad and complex love songs, for his contributions to the Silver Hearts, Serena Ryder, and Kelly McMichael, and for his work scoring theatre and dance projects. He’s also co-publisher of Electric City Magazine, where he writes the Power Lines column and serves as Contributing Editor.
Nadine Changfoot is Associate Professor and Chair of Political Studies at Trent University. She is also Senior Research Affiliate with Re-Vision: The Centre for Creative and Collaborative Inquiry, at the University of Guelph. Her research is collaborative, addressing and producing art at the intersection of politics, arts activism, and community-campus engagement. It includes methods and ethics of research creation for multimedia, digital storytelling and complex cross-sectoral partnerships that address the state, the non-profit sector, aggrieved communities, and the academy. Nadine partners with disability, First Nations, older-adult identified women, queer and trans individuals to screen their digital stories to audiences in healthcare, education, and advocacy settings, and to create knowledge for social change at the edges of the academy.
She is a research lead on two community-university, SSHRC funded, 7 year projects: Bodies in Translation (BIT): Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life, and Community First (CFICE): Impacts of Community-Campus Engagement. She is very excited to be part of EC3, energizing and sustaining Peterborough’s vibrant arts community.
Jon Lockyer is a curator, educator, and writer from Toronto, Ontario. Lockyer’s interest as a curator focuses on issues of social and political engagement, that challenge the aesthetic and pedagogical boundaries of contemporary art. More specifically, Lockyer is interested in Indigenous art and curatorial practices that have originated in North America since the early 1960s. Lockyer received his BA from Trent University in Canadian Studies, and recently completed an MFA at OCAD University in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. He has worked previously at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (Santa Fe, NM), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) and C Magazine. Lockyer currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario where he is the Director of Artspace.
For Further Information Contact:
EC3 Executive Director: Su Ditta
705 749 9101 or firstname.lastname@example.org