Toronto, May 7, 2020 – Over the past few months, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has redistributed some program assignments. These changes allow OAC to engage resources across the organization in a flexible way – something that is even more important during this ever-changing COVID-19 period.
As part of this reorganization, two OAC staff have taken on modified roles. Maura Broadhurst is now Arts Sector Development Officer, responsible for OAC’s Arts Service Organizations, Ontario Arts Presenters and Market and Audience Development programs. Myron Kozak has moved into Maura’s previous position as Cross-Sectoral Associate Officer and will administer programs in a variety of disciplines and activities.
About Maura Broadhurst
Maura joined OAC in 2011 as Arts Investment Fund Officer and later became OAC’s Cross-Sectoral Associate Officer. Prior to this, she served as Curator at Stouffville’s Latcham Gallery, a position she held from 1999 to 2011. Maura has also worked at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, London Regional Art & Historical Museums (Museum London), Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, and Desrosiers Dance Theatre.
Maura holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo, with a major in art history and a specialization in arts administration, and a master’s degree from Concordia University, where she wrote a thesis titled Strategic Spaces: Towards a Genealogy of Women Artists' Groups in Canada. She has also taught courses in museum studies and contemporary curatorial practices at Western University in London, Ontario.
About Myron Kozak
Myron’s experience in arts management stems from his own background steeped in the arts. A classically trained violinist, he has played in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and various orchestras and chamber groups across Europe and Canada. He is also a DJ and takes ballet classes at Canada's National Ballet School.
Myron has worked at OAC since 2017, most recently as Interim Music Officer. He has previously served as Financial Data Analyst for CADAC at the Canada Council for the Arts, and he has also worked for Orchestras Canada, Tafelmusik and Toronto Summer Music.
Myron received a bachelor’s degree in humanities and translation from McGill University. He also holds a diploma in arts administration and cultural management from Humber College, and a diploma in strategic frameworks for non-profit organizations from the Harvard Kennedy School.