Culture is MORE THAN ART. It is a reflection of who we are, and how we live. A community that has a defined identity and sense of PLACE encourages new business, inspires residents and attracts tourists.
As a member of a growing field of cultural management professionals in North America, Patricia Huntsman is a sought-after and respected voice at the forefront of culture-led economic and community development in Canada.
With more than 20 years experience in leadership and senior management roles in the creative field, Patricia is recognized for her intuitive, engaging, and dedicated client-centered approach.
Patricia holds a Diploma in French Studies (18th-20th C. Literature and Art History) from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France and an M.B.A. from the University of New Brunswick where she also earned a B.A. in Psychology (visual perception concentration). An avid supporter of visual and performing arts, she has served as a director on notable boards across Canada, including Opera Lyra Ottawa and the University of New Brunswick.
She is a member of the professional association Arts Consultants Canada, the Creative City Network, and the Canadian Public Relations Society (candidate). She holds a special interest in museum planning and is a member of the Canadian Museums Association and the British Columbia Museums Association.
Her British Columbia based consultancy offers a full roster of management, planning and communication services tailored to BUILDING COMMUNITIES THROUGH CULTURE.