Su Ditta

Executive Director

An award-winning curator and distinguished leader in the Canadian art world, Su Ditta has
worked in senior management and consulting positions in the arts sector for more than 35
years. An experienced expert in policy and program development, funding and granting,
program evaluation and review, governance and organizational capacity building, as well as
strategic planning and foresight, Su has worked at all levels of government, with organizations
all across the country, in a broad cross section of artistic disciplines, practices and
organizational models.

Probably best known for her work as Associate Curator, Media Arts at the National Gallery of
Canada and as Head of the Media Arts Section at the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as
Manager of Council’s organizational development and capacity building program in the Media
Arts, Visual and Interarts sectors, she has also worked for the Banff Centre for the Arts in a
variety of capacities, as Associate Curator: Media Arts at Oakville Galleries, and as ED of
MAYWORKS and the Canadian Images Film and Video Festival. Su has organized exhibitions
and public engagement programs at dozens of art galleries and artist-run-centres across
Canada, acted as a management and capacity building consultant to more than 30 arts and
educational institutions nationwide and been an advisor to several provincial arts councils and
federal government agencies including the National Film Board of Canada, Telefilm Canada and
the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Su Ditta was a Founding Director and Vice Chair of the Community Foundation of Greater
Peterborough, has served on the boards of Artspace and the Art Gallery of Peterborough
among others in Ontario, and as Chair and member of the City of Peterborough’s Arts, Culture
and Heritage Advisory Committee, Co-Chair of the Community Investment and Project Grants
Assessment Committee, and as a member of the Public Art Advisory Committee and the
Centennial Celebrations Committee.

Born and raised in Toronto, Su studied Political Theory, Cultural and Canadian Studies at Trent
University and returned to live in Peterborough in1997 . Su is currently the Executive Director of
the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) in Peterborough, Ontario and maintains a small private

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consulting practice at WILD IDEAS. She is the recipient of a Canada Council Distinguished
Service Pin, a Peterborough Civic Award for Cultural Betterment, a Distinguished Alumni Award
from Trent University for her contribution to Canadian culture, a star on the Peterborough
Pathway of Fame, a Women in Leadership Award and was recently named “Most Valuable
Player” on the local cultural scene by Michael Peterman in the Peterborough Examiner.

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education
arts awareness
representation
arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
planning
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convening
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capacity building
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networks promotion
education
arts awareness
representation
arts awards
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knowledge sharing
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strategic leadership
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planning
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convening
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representation
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forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
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planning
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convening
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arts awareness
representation
arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
planning
solutions
convening
connecting
capacity building
cultural incubators
artsweek
professional development workshops
advocacy
research
partnerships
networks promotion
education
arts awareness
representation
arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
planning
solutions
convening
connecting
capacity building