As the newest member of our team, Mona Afshari takes on the role of Marketing Manager, responsible for developing and driving WorkInCulture's marketing and sales strategy.
Mona Afshari is an artist, art administrator, educator, marketing professional and passionate supporter of Canadian arts and culture. Over the last ten years, Mona has worked for art organizations in Ontario, Québec, and the Northwest Territories, developing and implementing business and marketing plans, as well as educational programs for diverse audiences.
With a Bachelor’s in Visual Arts, a Master’s in Art Education, and Graduate Diploma in Management, Mona is determined to bridge the gap between the arts and business through her marketing efforts.
As we do with every new WIC team member, we asked Mona to share more interesting information about herself, here is what she had to say:
Q: What was your experience with WorkInCulture prior to starting your job here?
A: In 2005, I was one of ten applicants selected by WorkInCulture (which at that time was known as Cultural Careers Council of Ontario) to participate in the Income Managers program - a top-notch marketing and fundraising program for the cultural sector. The program was led by WorkInCulture, the University of Waterloo Centre for Cultural Management, and Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates. In many ways, the Income Managers program provided me with the solid foundation I needed to build my career.
Q: What are you most excited about as a new WorkInCulture team member?
A: I am excited about connecting with Ontario’s art and cultural communities, learning about the latest trends, and helping passionate individuals and organizations achieve their goals and objectives.
Q: What’s a “fun fact” about you?
A: Last year, I audited a design course led by MOMA’s Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at Harvard University, where I learned about the various ways that design intersects with our day-to-day lives.