Sherri Helwig develops curriculum for and teaches practice and policy-related courses for UTSC’s Arts Management program. She has previously taught for American University, York University, Humber College, and the Harris Institute for the Arts, and has lectured extensively across Canada and within the United States, Finland, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands on subjects ranging from cultural entrepreneurship and the evolving field of Arts Management, to comparative copyright policies, to the impact and use of digital technologies to support, preserve and share creative production.
She is a Founding Member of Arts Consultants Canada / Consultants canadiens en arts (ACCA), former President of the Canadian Association of Arts Administration Educators (CAAAE), former board member of the international Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE), and was an invited Scholar-in-Residence at American University in Washington D.C. and the first-ever Senior Research Fellow with the Canadian Conference for the Arts during her 2010-2011 sabbatical from the University of Toronto.
Sherri also continues her work as an independent arts consultant with her own practice (S.L. Helwig & Associates), and is proud to have a client list that includes such organizations as the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canadian Museums Association, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sherri’s current research interests include experiential education, the history and evolution of the Arts Management discipline and practice, and the effects of cultural policies, strategies and legislation on arts labour and employment issues.