Current Projects

Building on VS Associates‘ track record of the past 20 years of experience in art galleries, heritage museums, as well as cultural planning at the local level, we have embarked on a project with Oakville Arts Council, Haltech and Digital Mainstreet.

This project will expand audiences and experiences for the Oakville residents and the arts community.

VS Associates logo
Word Art 7

VS Associates was selected by the Rural Ontario Institute to undertake a transformation project sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Key deliverables – Social Enterprise Workshop, Social Enterprise Report and an Organizational Development report informing the board on succession planning for a new Executive Director.  

 

Arts and Cultural Products under development
Linking Tourism and Local Sustainability and creating authentic 
experiences

Creating cell phone aps for  rural landscapes and unique experiences.

Connecting bike trails, heritage sites to shopping, retail and culinary excellen

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Digital Story Telling and Content Development for artists and cultural organizations to increase audiences and revenue.

We are working with Associates and Clients to create immersive and interactive experiences.

Completed Projects

Building Digital Bridges Symposium Co-Convenor
Dec 10, 2020 at Museum London.

Morning Panel Moderator

– Presentation and results of breakout groups.

Afternoon Feature – Direct Message program, a collaborative community-arts project created by and for older adults in Ontario, Canada. Our team of artists, community members, researchers, and designers are working to make the arts more accessible and interactive through digital technology.

Luigia Zilli - Visual Artist

Publications

Cultural Planners’ Forum 2005 – Co-Authored with Greg Baeker (Toronto) and Bill Bullick (Seattle), 2005

Municipal World Magazine – Building Alliances for Culture in your Municipality, 2004.

Ontario Museum Association – Recruiting and Hiring Museum Curators and Directors: A Human Resource Tool for Local Government, Museum Trustees and Cultural Managers. (2003) – peer‑reviewed publication.

Photography by Jeff Ballin, April 2021

Economic Development

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Business Leaders Choose Oakville

Town of Oakville
Senior Economic Development Officer 

Key Accomplishments

Auto Mayors
Bronte Business Action Plan

Logo created by coworking space for forum
Ace Coworking Nov 2020
Video created for SIGGRAPH  trade mission 2013
Video created for SIGGRAPH Trade Mission

TGIF Tech Meetings/Bronte BIA/Silicon Halton at
Taste of Columbia 
captured by a presentation given at 
2016 IEDC Cleveland Conference

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Haldimand CountyEconomic Development Officer
Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program, facade improvement program, community improvement program

Community Development and Event Coordination
– Mayor’s Breakfast
– Business Awards Breakfast
– Who Does What Workshop with local 5 Chambers of Commerce and 3 Business Improvement Areas

facade improvement program creates a mural in Downtown Dunnville
A creative project of Lacie Williamson