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About Joyce Zemans, C.M.
A Member of the Order of Canada, Joyce teaches in the field of cultural policy in the MBA Program in Arts and Media Administration and the Joint York-Ryerson MA Program in Communications and Culture. She is the former director of the Canada Council for the Arts and dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts (now the School of Arts Media Performance and Design) at York University Her research focuses on cultural policy, curatorial practice, and twentieth-century Canadian art with a particular interest in Canadian cultural policy, the development of abstraction in Canada and the work of Canadian women artists.
Joyce is a member of the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Arts Management and the Law, Washington, D.C; the Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management, University of South Australia; and RACAR, Revue d’art canadienne/Canadian Art Review (the Journal of the Universities Art Association of Canada). She currently serves as a member of the advisory committees of the Toronto Arts Council, the Theatre Museum of Canada, and the acquisitions committee of the University of Toronto Art Centre.
2013 Queen’s Jubilee Medal
2003 Member of the Order of Canada
2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
2013 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Concordia University
2004 Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of Waterloo
1997 Honorary Fellow, Ontario College of Art and Design
1995 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Jock Macdonald Life and Work, Art Canada Institute, 2016
"Where Are the Women? Updating the Account!", with Amy C. Wallace, RACAR, Volume 30, no.1, August, 2013
Co-editor, with Griselda Pollock of Strategies of Engagement: Museums after Modernism (Blackwells, 2007)
“Policies and programs of support for senior artists” IFACCA: D’Art Research report, D’Art Topics in Arts Policy, no. 28, December 2007
“Advancing Cultural Diversity Globally: The Role of Civil Society Movements,” Global Flows, Dissent and Diversity: The New Agenda, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, 2004
“Overview of the Arts and Cultural Sectors in Canada” for the Japan Foundation, Tokyo [in Japanese] 2002
“The Role of Arts and Culture in Revitalizing Urban Centers,” The United Nations University /Institute of Advanced Studies and the Ishikawa International Cooperation Research Centre, Conference Proceedings, Kanazawa, Japan, 2002
"Japan and the United States: A comparative cultural policy analysis," in A Comparative View of Japanese and American Cultural Policy, Sage Press, 1999 (Zemans co-edited this book)
"The Contemporary Role of National Cultural Institutions, McGill-Queen's Press, l995 (reprinted 1997)
Where is Here? Canadian Cultural Policy in a Globalized Environment (Robarts Centre, 1996)
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