Kerry Potts, Chair
Kerry’s professional and academic interests have been focused on the advancement of indigenous artists. She has worked in the Aboriginal community of Toronto for over 15 years, establishing programming for Aboriginal and homeless youth, working with Juno-Award winning artist Susan Aglukark, and producing Aboriginal 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. Potts has received accolades for her work in the Aboriginal Studies department at U of T, has taught at Seneca College, as a sessional instructor at OISE/UofT, and is current faculty in the department of Liberal Studies at Humber College. For five years, Kerry served as Director of Development, as well as Interim Managing Director, of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, managing the festival’s fundraising initiatives, community partnerships, managing the festival team, and was part of the festival’s Programming Team. In 2009 she completed her first short documentary titled Love on the Street. She has served as Chair of the Board of the Images Festival, National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) and Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO), and is a long-time Board Memberand current Chair of Native Women in the Arts.