For Immediate Release: May 9, 2016
ARTS VETERAN TO LEAD ELECTRIC CITY CULTURE COUNCIL
Peterborough, ON –The Board of Directors of the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is very pleased to announce that Su Ditta has been hired as Executive Director of this important arts service organization. Su has been an effective and important leader in arts management nationally and locally and was recently named to Peterborough’s Pathway of Fame for her outstanding contribution to the arts in Peterborough.
Su has previously held positions as Executive Director of the Canadian Images Film and Video Festival, Associate Curator at the National Gallery of Canada, Head of the Media Arts Section of the Canada Council for the Arts and Adjunct Curator, Media Arts at the Oakville Galleries. She also previously managed the Media, Visual and Interarts component of the Flying Squad Program, an organizational and management capacity building program at the Canada Council for the Arts. She has worked as manager of numerous non-profit arts organizations, including Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise, the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, Canadian Images Film and Video Festival and locally for Arbor Theatre and Artspace. An award winning Media Arts curator, she has worked with dozens of art galleries across Canada and served as an advisor to multiple federal, provincial and municipal agencies and arts councils.
Ms. Ditta graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Studies and Canadian Studies. Originally from Toronto, she has lived in Peterborough for many years and freely contributed her expertise to the community through her Board involvement with Artspace, the Art Gallery of Peterborough, the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Advisory Committee, the Community Grants Committee, and as co-founder of Peterborough’s Artsweek and Benchmarks, a major public art project celebrating Peterborough’s 100th anniversary. Su was a founding director and served as Vice Chair of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.
Su Ditta has developed and delivered multiple grant and awards programs and led or been a member of more than 60 juries. She has taken an advocacy leadership role for the benefit of many arts organizations and other cultural projects and supported numerous efforts to advance the recognition of women artists and achieve racial equality and cultural diversity in the arts in Canada. Her work as private management consultant at Wild Ideas further extends her knowledge, expertise and specialized skills to assist community-based organizations in achieving growth and stability.
The Electric City Culture Council, more commonly known as EC3, is proud to have Su Ditta at the helm as Executive Director, knowing that her knowledge, her expertise, her past passionate advocacy for artists and arts organizations will provide strong and effective leadership, helping to make EC3 a dynamic and essential part of the Peterborough community.
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