Review past consulting and advisory projects here or scroll through current projects below.
A new Arts, Cultural and Creative Industries Organization for Brampton - City of Brampton, Ont.
The City of Brampton has retained Pru to advise on the development of a model for a new organization to support and develop the arts, culture and creative industries in this youthful, diverse and rapidly growing city. The development of a new arm’s length organization positioned to play a critical role in advancing the City’s Culture Masterplan and its City-wide strategic masterplan is a central recommendation of both strategies. Pru is working with the City, stakeholders and arts and creative communities to build a shared vision, and to develop an actionable plan in which everyone can see themselves and which reflects the potential and aspirations of the city.
Canadian Opera Company Cultural Hub Development - Canadian Opera Company, Toronto
Advising the Canadian Opera Company on the development of a new culture hub at their Front street HQ, in the context of major development proposal. Canadian Opera Company retained Pru ’s service to explore the needs and aspirations of key creative partners and align these with the needs of the company and its development partners. She has also advised on stakeholder engagement in the design and deliver of the new hub.
Creative Placemaking :Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Development - QuadReal Development Group
Advising Quad Real on the integration of arts and culture, public realm programming and creative placemaking in the development of its lands under development at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Quad Real has retained Pru Robey to bring her unique creative lens and experience in developing innovative multi sector partnerships to its ambitious plans for the development of a mixed use community on its 70 acre landholding to be developed over the next 15 - 20+ years.
Next Generation Artists and Arts Practices: scalable approaches for systemic change in the arts eco-system: a review - Arts Funder Consortium
In recent years several models have emerged which leverage the capacity, resource, connections and networks of more established arts organizations to mentor, build capacity, profile and champion a new generation of artists and arts practices. By enhancing and building on one or more models that have the capacity for scaling or replication is it possible to prototype, test and refine new approaches that can significantly and quantifiably impact the sector’s systemic challenges? This review of emerging models that support next generation artists and arts practices is being undertaken on behalf of a consortium of major Arts funders, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Trillium Foundation and The Metcalf Foundation.
Creative Hub Development, Charlottetown, PEI - Stakeholder Engagement and Vision Development - Holland College
Developing the vision for a new Cultural and Creative Hub in Charlottetown, PEI. Aligning the needs and interests of the Island’s cultural institutions, creative industries and artists, partners and colleagues in education and business development, to build a shared vision and guide the physical shape, programming, partnerships and governance for a major new cultural and creative sector facility. The new hub will seek to strengthen the unique creative voices of this "mighty island".
Shared Charitable Platforms in the Performing Arts - Arts Funder Consortium
Advising a consortium of national, provincial and Toronto Arts Funders on the development of shared charitable platforms as a mechanism to support emerging practitioners in the performing arts. Designing and facilitating a convenening of the City's performing arts sector to explore the sector's needs, interests and preferences.
The Bentway Conservancy, Toronto
Led the incubation of the organization vested with responsibility for the management and programming of a major new “found” public space and arts and cultural platform under Toronto’s elevated downtown expressway. Providing strategic advice, organizational and governance development, partnership development and stakeholder engagement to ensure the sustainable development, foundation and launch of this unique organization.
BC Artscape Chinatown development, Vancouver - BC Artscape
Advisory services to BC Artscape to build capacity in creative placemaking and supporting vision development, program design, and community engagement for a major new arts facility, BC Artscape Chinatown, which opened in 2018.
Creative Placemaking Program, Centre for Cultural Planning and Development - University of British Columbia
Pru designed, wrote and for 7 years has taught Canada's only accredited course in Creative Placemaking. Over 300 mid-career professionals from across the globe have joined the course, which introduces both the theory and practice of creative placemaking and challenges participants to work in real time and in a real community to build a creative placemaking project vision.
Cultural Space Development Program Mentorship and Coaching Program, Lower Mainland, BC - BC Artscape
Providing Mentorship and Coaching services to over 40 arts and cultural organizations over three years (2015 - 2018) through BC Artscape’s Cultural Space Development Program. The program supported non-profit arts and cultural organizations in the Lower Mainland to advance their own cultural space development projects.
Senior Fellow, Artscape
Based in Toronto, Artscape is an innovative, internationally admired not-for profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape develops and operates a growing portfolio of diverse cultural facilities alongside affordable housing for artist-led families. Previously Vice President at Artscape, as Artscape’s inaugural Senior Fellow, Pru supports the development of organizational and staff capacity in creative placemaking.