Chantal Rodier teaches in and chairs the Arts Administration program at the University of Ottawa. She holds degrees in arts management, visual arts and computer science. She presented papers at the Association of Arts Administration Educators conferences and Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference. Ms Rodier teaches courses in Management of Arts Organizations and Cultural Policies at the undergraduate level.
Her areas of interest are in advancement of arts & culture in Canada, strategic management and use of technology in cultural organizations. She has cumulated experience in arts management consulting, audience development, fundraising, project management and partnership development at municipal, national and international levels. She has developed an arts administration practice which, among others, includes work with AOE Arts Council: as Director of the ARTicipate Endowment Fund, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: as the Head of Visual and Media Art. She recently chaired the Educational Committee of the 2012 JUNO Awards: Canada’s National Music Awards.
Ms Rodier volunteers time to support the development of local art organizations: co-chair of SAW Gallery board of trustees (contemporary visual arts), chair of Tara Luz Danse board of directors (contemporary dance) and more. Recently involved with Canada Dance Festival in a public engagement choreography involving 140 amateur dancers, she was the Co‐chair of the 2014 Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) conference, the premiere arts conference in North America, presented at the University of Ottawa in October and now member of the steering committee of The Arts and Human Rights Program at the University of Ottawa.