Area(s) of Expertise
- Arts and Media
About Patricia Bradley
Pat Bradley, Theatre, Major Organizations & Compass Officer, Ontario Arts Council. Pat served for five years as OAC’s Research Manager. She was the founding chairperson of CADAC (Canadian Arts Data/Données sur les arts au Canada), the national arts database partnership of public funders. She sits on advisory committees working in the areas of reform of the Ontario act that regulates not-for-profit organizations and facility development in the arts community and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Ontario Non-Profit Network.
Prior to coming to the OAC, Pat served for nine years as Executive Director of PACT, the national trade and service association for anglophone professional theatre. During her time at PACT, she negotiated seventeen collective agreements and addenda with three artists’ associations; compiled, wrote and edited a number of publications, including Human Resources in the Canadian Theatre; guided studies on the professional development needs of performing arts managers, leadership by senior arts leaders, and the increase in Canadian plays produced on Canadian stages; and led nine PACT national Conferences, including the first-ever Canadian Theatre Conference in Saskatoon in 1998.
She has also served as Theatre and Literary Officer in the Cultural Affairs Division of the (former) Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto; Arts Officer in the Ontario Ministry of Culture; and Executive Director of the Periodical Writers Association of Canada.
Pat holds a BA, Joint Honours English and History (Canadian) from Concordia University, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business with a specialization in Arts and Media. As well as teaching at Schulich, she teaches at the National Theatre School (technical program) and presents workshops and guest lectures on granting, arts management and cultural policy.