Our team is dedicated to guiding the digital strategy for your gallery, museum, or creative business.
We provide digital tools to create, refine, or transform your online or onsite experience – increasing audiences, connection to communities as well as increasing financial sustainability.
Victoria Stasiuk sees the importance of building resilience in the cultural sector through digital strategies and online experiences. In our current times, it is crucial to maintain access and equity to culture as an essential food for the heart, soul and mind. Consulting projects and employment in the last twenty years have focused on maximizing existing cultural assets of communities to increase community engagement, tourism, and economic development revitalization. Victoria is currently a docent at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, as well as a member of the Ontario Museum Association and the Museum Computer Network.
Indu Adiyat (she/her) was born in Kerala, India and brought up in Doha, Qatar. She received her master’s degree in history from University of Hyderabad, and Humber College’s Arts Administration and Cultural Management Program (2021). She has worked as a curatorial intern at Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre, an exhibitions assistant at Visual Arts Mississauga and a researcher at Museé Heritage Museum in Alberta . Indu is interested in curation and programming in visual arts as well as research, advocacy, and equity work with relation to race and gender issues.
Yaus brings a West Coast vibe to the team from her Iranian Canadian roots in Vancouver, B.C. As a fourth year Creative Industries student, she currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Yaus Salehomoum (she/her) displays strong cultural knowledge, as demonstrated through international volunteer experience and fluency in conversational French and Farsi. Yaus has demonstrated strengths in the areas of copy writing, content creation, web design, social media campaigns as well as event co-ordination.
Serving Art Galleries, Museums & Creatives
With a practitioner’s lens, we help art galleries, museums and performing arts organizations. VS Associates guides cultural organizations by providing strategic advice on audience development (education programming, marketing and events) and revenue development (sponsorship, grant writing and advocacy).
Industry leaders are recommending that cultural organizations adjust to a world where 50% of your value should be on site and 50% online.
We know that everyone wants to connect with the human experience in their own way. VS Associates will guide you to the best technology to fulfill your mandate while increasing audiences and revenue.
More recently, we have noticed how museums and art galleries have a role to play in society as public spaces on shared common ground. Cultural organizations can show leadership to others by giving space to indigenous people so we can start to recognize and acknowledge how Canadian, American, UK and Australian institutions have a settler and colonial bias.
In particular, we can acknowledge our obligation to hear indigenous and diverse voices, while holding dignity and respect for the earth and her peoples. While some places may have a bias towards Eurocentric culture, we realize the necessity to give space and resources to new voices and an evolving narrative.