Chair: Ginger Scott
Treasurer: Nobi Nakamura
Secretary: Jessica A. Rodriguez
Kiera Boult, Cayley James, Alexander Rondeau, and Matt Salton.
Kiera Boult is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Hamilton, Ontario. Boult’s practice utilizes camp and comedy to skeptically address issues that surround the role and/or identity of the artist and the institution. Her most recent performance Hamilton’s My Lady (2022) was a part of the 2022 7A*11D performance art festival and Supercrawl – Hamilton’s Music + Arts Festival. In 2019, Boult received the City of Hamilton Arts Award for Emerging Visual Artist. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Artcite Inc. Windsor. She holds a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and is currently Vtape’s Submissions, Collections & Outreach Coordinator.
Cayley James is an arts administrator and writer based in Toronto. She is currently Development Coordinator at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) where she has overseen fundraising campaigns, collaborated on grants and spearheaded a variety of new projects. She holds an MLitt from the University of Glasgow in Film and Television and has worked on a variety of film related events and projects. Her writing has been featured in Cinema Scope and The Globe and Mail.
Nobi Nakamura is an arts and cultural programs administrator based in Toronto and is currently the Manager of Operations at Regent Park Film Festival. He has worked at various NPO and governmental organizations such as Canada World Youth, the Consulate General of Japan, Japan Foundation, Reel Asian Film Festival and was a board member at the National Association of Japanese Canadians (Toronto Chapter), and Rain Gardens United, which brings low-impact green infrastructure to the east-end of Toronto. While program officer at Japan Foundation, he curated a program of 40–60 film screenings a year and administered audio visual grants for local organizations in Ontario and across Canada. In 2020, he spearheaded the implementation of Japan Film Festival Plus in Canada, an online 28-film, 10-day festival that reached over 20K film fans across the country.
Jessica A. Rodriguez is currently a doctoral candidate in Communication, New Media, and Cultural Studies at McMaster. Her practice and research focus is on visual music, electronic literature, video experimentation, sound art, visualization/sonification, and live coding, among others, and collaborating with composers, writers, designers, and other visual artists. She is co-founder of andamio.in, a collaboration platform that uses digital and analogue technologies to explore text, visuals, and audio. She is also part of RGGTRN, a collective that engages in algorithmic dance music and audiovisual improvisation informed by Latinx experiences. She is currently Chair of the Art Board at the Factory Media Centre located in Hamilton, Ontario, a not-for-profit artist-driven resource centre dedicated to the production and promotion of creatively diverse forms of independent films, videos, and other streaming multimedia art forms.
Alexander Rondeau is a queer curator, writer, and artist from a rural farming community known as Kerns Township — past, present, and future home to Ojibway, Cree, and Algonquin in Northeastern Robinson-Huron Treaty land. Rondeau is currently serving as Executive Co-Director at the Near North Mobile Media Lab (North Bay), while working towards his PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. He holds an MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2021), and a BFA in Photography Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University (2017). Rondeau’s research-driven curatorial practice is dedicated to championing and developing exhibitions by queer, trans, and two spirit artists in and from the North. He has curated exhibitions for artist-run centres and galleries such as Union Gallery (Kingston, 2022), the Near North Mobile Media Lab (North Bay, 2020), the White Water Gallery (North Bay, 2019), and la Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury, forthcoming 2023). Additionally, he has independently and co-curated several site-specific exhibitions in such places as a construction site, public hiking trails, a beach, a pheasant coop, downtown streets, and even atop a frozen lake. In 2021, Rondeau launched Between Pheasants Contemporary: an experimental gallery and presentation space in a pheasant coop in Kerns Township.
Matt Salton is a proud neuro-diverse creative who loves camp, kitsch, and cats. Formerly the festival director for Calgary’s FairyTales LGBT Film Festival, he is now the executive director of the Reelout Queer Film Festival in Kingston, Ontario and has been programming and curating queer film for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the Film and Video Production program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and currently sits on the board of the Media Arts Network of Ontario and can be seen acting and directing in local Kingston stage productions.
Ginger Scott is a long-time arts administrator, and sometimes writer and artist, who has worked in support of art service, theatre, dance, media and visual arts organizations across Canada. She has held positions at Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax), Artspeak (Vancouver), Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), Artscape (Toronto), OCADU (Toronto), and Factory Theatre (Toronto). She has a Master in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto, where she focused on performance art, institutional critique, and Canadian artist-run centre history, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Drawing from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.