Vaughn Metropolitan Centre
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 Vaughn 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
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.
Skakeholder Engagement and Vision Development, Cultural and Creative Hub, Charlottetown, PEI
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 ashared 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
Advising a consortium of national, provincial and Toronto Arts Funders on the development of shared charitable platforms as a mechanism to support emerging practicioners 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, Toronto
Providing strategic advice, organizational development, and stakeholder engagement planning to support the foundation and launch of this unique new "found" public space and arts and cultural platform under Toronto's elevated downtown highway.
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, set to open in 2018.
Providing Mentorship and Coaching services to over 40 arts and cultural organizations since 2015 through BC Artscape’s Cultural Space Development Program. The program supports non-profit arts and cultural organizations in the Lower Mainland to advance their own cultural space development projects.
Centre for Cultural Planning and Development, UBC
Pru designed, wrote and for 6 years has taught Canada's only accredited course in Creative Placemaking. Some 250 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.
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 along side 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.