T. Anne Frost

AAAE 2020 Board Re-Election

Anne Frost, Current AAAe Board Member - Up for Election into Her Own Term

Bio: Anne Frost's arts management career began in theatre and music, in Alberta and Ontario, Canada.  After a Master’s degree in Arts Policy and Management from the City University, London, UK (1987-88) Anne returned to Ontario to work in literature, theatre for young audiences, galleries, and museums.

Anne has taught in the Humber College (Toronto) post-graduate Arts Administration – Cultural Management program since it began in 2000. From 2003-2018 she also taught at University of Toronto, Scarborough (UTSC).  In 2008-9, Anne co-ordinated and taught in the Humber program.  From 2011-13, Anne taught post-graduates at Centennial College, Toronto, and post-secondary learners at Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario.

Anne has been Co-ordinator and Professor for the Humber arts management post-graduate program since September 2014, and has been Principal Investigator on several applied research projects around newcomer arts, innovative data-gathering through performance art, and gentrification.

Position Statement for Re-Election: I am seeking re-election in 2020, this time for a three-year term, after having been elected to the AAAE Board for the past year when a previous Board member had to leave before their term was up.  Since joining the Board earlier in 2019, I have met with the full Board on two occasions, and served on several committees.

I know what the work is like; I have been able to make a contribution, and now wish to continue on the Board to bring value where I can, and to be a Canadian voice at AAAE's governance and policy discussions.  I am currently Treasurer for the Canadian AAAE, a federally-registered not-for-profit which acts as an informal network of arts management educators in Canada.  I maintain our financial records and our registration with Corporations Canada, and work with President Sherri Helwig and other members on projects of joint interest and concern as they arise.  CAAAE's membership, like the population of Canada as compared with that of the US, is small, but mighty.

Canadian and other non-US voices lend breadth and perspective to AAAE's worldview, and ensure that the organization maintains an outward gaze, and an awareness of its place in the international context.  Beyond reminding folk that not everyone calls a “nonprofit” a “501 (c) (3),” I aim to continue to contribute efforts to AAAE's work on diversity, equity and inclusion, financial stability and sustainability, and anywhere else where I have capacity to help.  I would be grateful for your vote.