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Heather Kelly


Heather L. Kelly is an award-winning marketing professional with a twenty-five-year history of creating success for some of Toronto’s most significant cultural organizations. Heather is the founder and director of the Bloor St. Culture Corridor, Toronto’s most diverse arts and culture district, comprised of 20 arts and culture organizations working collectively in partnership. She has launched critically-acclaimed arts destinations including Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music, where she continues to develop and direct all marketing and engagement strategies for Koerner Hall and The Conservatory’s 100-concert performance seasons in three venues, and the Ryerson Image Centre, for which she continues to provide marketing strategy development and implementation support. She is also a consultant and marketing professor, and the Founder and CEO of HKC Marketing, an arts and culture marketing agency established in 2002 to provide consulting and strategy development. Heather is a 2015 Fellow of the Toronto Arts Council’s Cultural Leaders Lab, and she serves the arts and culture sector on many committees and Boards of Directors.

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