Interim Executive Director | 519.880.3670 x 103
Alex has been with ArtsBuild since January 2015 and is responsible for the overall programs, partnerships and communications at ArtsBuild Ontario. She also supports advocacy and development. At ABO, Alex managed the expansion of SpaceFinder across Canada in 11 communities as well as developed and delivered The Learning Series – a collection of workshops, webinars and resources that support ABO’s core programs. She also manages the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network and Asset Planner for the Arts. She connects with arts organizations and communities across Ontario, and is always looking to provide new and relevant programs for creative spaces. Alex was previously the Program & Assistant Executive Director, Program Manager and Marketing & Communications Coordinator at ABO.
She brings experience from previous roles in the arts and nonprofit sector, including the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Talisker Players Chamber Music and Canterbury Hills Conference Centre and Camp. Alex holds an honours degree in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University and is a graduate from Mohawk College’s Public Relations Graduate Certificate program.
Christina Di Paola
Community Coordinator | 519.880.3670 x 101
Christina is the newest member of ArtsBuild Ontario. She supports 44 Gaukel rentals and initiatives and supports programs with a focus on SpaceFinder.
Christina is passionate about creating community engagement through inclusive public programming and events. Originally from York Region, Christina has lived, volunteered, and worked throughout Southern Ontario at a wide variety of arts organizations and festivals, and is now happy to call Kitchener home. These include the Aurora Cultural Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Christina is also primarily a mixed media artist and has a love for working in arts and culture. Christina earned a post-graduate certification in Arts Management from Centennial College, to compliment her Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Honours, from The University of Waterloo.