Kerry Potts, Chair
Kerry’s professional and academic interests have been focused on the advancement of indigenous artists. She has worked in the indigenous community in Toronto for over 18 years, establishing programming for indigenous and homeless youth, working with 3-time Juno-Award winning artist Susan Aglukark, and producing indigenous performance and community arts events. In 2006, Potts completed her Master’s degree at OISE/UofT in Sociology and Equity Studies, and wrote her thesis on indigenous music and decolonization. She has taught at Seneca College, as a sessional instructor at OISE/University of Toronto, and currently works as faculty in the Department of Liberal Studies at Humber College. For five years she served as Director of Development, as well as Interim Managing Director, of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival managing sponsorships and fundraising, community partnerships, the festival’s team of staff, and as part of the programming team. In 2009, she completed the short documentary titled Love on the Street. She is grateful to have served on the boards of the Images Festival, National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) and Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO), and is a long-time Board Member and current Chair of Native Women in the Arts.