Cora-Rae Silk is ArtBridges’ Indigenous Community Arts Coordinator. A graduate of the Graphic Design program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, her previous work experience spans from commercial artist representation to the development and launch of a not-for-profit arts magazine showcasing the work of new and emerging Canadian artists. Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Cora joined the ArtBridges team in February 2011 after relocating to Toronto from Vancouver. She has identified and profiled many inspiring community arts initiatives working in northern and First Nations communities across Canada and has played a key role in the development of ArtBridges.
Seanna Connell is Co-Founder & Project Director of ArtBridges/ToileDesArts (2008 – present). Founder of A Home for Creative Opportunity/ ArtHeart Community Art Centre (1991-present). Community-engaged artist & visual arts project & program coordinator for numerous inner-city Toronto drop-ins for children, youth and adults including the homeless (1988-2000); Artist with: Artist’s Environment Forum (Toronto), Amazon Awareness Expedition (Ecuador & Puru), San Juan Bosco orphanage (Honduras), Pambazuko & Majengo orphanages (Tanzania). Boards: ArtHeart Community Art Centre; Children’s Own Museum, Majengo Canada.