Areas of Expertise

Canadian Arts and Culture

  • 20+ years of successful festival and live event production, planning, and presentation
  • 20+ years of visionary music booking and promotion
  • Speaker, Presenter, and Emcee at conferences and festivals including Folk Alliance International, Hillside Festival, Folk Music Ontario, Harbourfront Centre, Shelter Vallery Folk Festival, and more
  • Artistic Director of the Peterborough Folk Festival, 2007 – 2013
  • Executive Director, Peterborough Folk Festival, 2006-2012
  • Juror for the Juno Awards, FACTOR, East Coast Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, PEI Music Awards, Artsweek Peterborough, etc.
  • Appointed to Advisory Committees such as the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport’s Live Music Working Group, the Toronto Live Music Initiative Committee, and the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Advisory Committee to the City of Peterborough
  • Skilled at re-shaping events and venues to maximize impact

Communication

  • Clear, concise writer and accurate editor
  • Personable, socially outgoing and humorous speaker, presenter, or host
  • Skilled critic, able to temper opinions
  • Experienced in media relations, interviews, public speaking, and hosting
  • Experienced in website and social media management, strong WordPress experience

Appearances

Quoted in Media

Published in Media

Work Experience

The Distillery Historic District     starting February 2014    thedistillerydistrict.com     Outdoor Events Coordinator

 

Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market       2013      torontochristmasmarket.com       Event and Site Manager

  • Resume - Candace Shaw - Lowe's Working with the team, both with the Distillery District and JK Live Events, to coordinate and manage the Toronto Christmas Market, a 21-day event modelled after European Christmas markets, featuring live music, vendors, activities, and visits with Santa.
  • Site management – responding to the needs of an event with 500,000 attendees annually

 

Harbourfront Centre          2013          harbourfrontcentre.com       Artistic Associate

  • harbourfront_centre_logoWorking with the team in the Community and Educational Programming Department to deliver Harbourfront Centre’s festivals and events, including:
  • Tirgan Festival – Lead Programmer working with a large team of volunteers and Harbourfront Centre staff to produce the largest Iranian festival in the world, with an estimated attendance of 130,000 over three days and 80+ performers
  • TELUS TAIWANfest – Lead Programmer working with a team of staff and volunteers from the Asian-Canadian Special Events Association and Harbourfront Centre staff  to produce the annual festival with an estimated attendance of 70,000
  • The Redpath Waterfront Festival and Grand Opening of Ontario Square – Lead Programmer working with Harbourfront Centre staff to produce a two-day festival with an estimated attendance of 60,000
  • The 8th Annual CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase – Working with a team of staff and volunteers and Harbourfront Centre staff to produce a ten-day festival of films from across the Caribbean diaspora.
  • Assisting on other events including Lunarfest, Beat Nation, and Tango y Vino
  • Creating plans for the 2014-2015 season of festivals and events


Secret Frequency
        2006-2014       secretfrequency.ca       Owner/Operator 

  • SecretFrequencyHeader2Writing articles about arts and culture issues with a focus on music
  • Creating websites for great artists
  • Worked with singer/songwriter Dan Hill to establish an online brand and community supporting the release of the album ‘Intimate’ (distributed by Universal),  the paperback ‘I Am My Father’s Son’ (Harper Collins), and ongoing touring
  • Travelling to festivals, conferences, and events as an emcee, writer, and cultural commentator

The Canadian Canoe Museum 2010 – 2012  canoemuseum.ca   Coordinator – Volunteers, Events, and Social Media

  • Recruiting, training, scheduling and managing a volunteer corps of 100+
  • Managing and maintaining the museum’s blog and Social Media
  • Coordinating and scheduling bookings of museum facilities for special events
  • Planning and coordinating special events on behalf of the museum, such as VIP receptions, exhibit openings, and memorials
  • Administration, grant-writing, managing budgets

National Canoe Day     2010 – 2012     nationalcanoeday.net       Coordinator, National Canoe Day

  • National Canoe Day, June 26!Creating event plans, guides, and documents supporting the growth of National Canoe Day in Canada
  • Coordinating efforts in conjunction with volunteers and Mountain Equipment Coop Staff to ensure a strong CCM/NCD presence at MEC Paddlefest events in Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver
  • Coordinating and running the local National Canoe Day event annually around June 26
  • Redesigning the website in anticipation of National Canoe Day’s fifth anniversary in 2012

Peterborough Folk Festival     2006-2012      www.ptbofolkfest.capfflogo     Executive Director

  • Coordinating and running a volunteer-run three-day folk festival which draws over 8,000 attendees annually
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations and funding as well as artistic vision and long-term growth
  • Increased funding by 40% in two years
  • Re-branded the festival, restructured organization
  • Also Artistic Director, 2006-2013

Candace Shaw Digital Video      1999 – 2010      Owner/Operator

  • Ongoing work on digital video; shooting and editing projects such as training videos, live concerts, mini documentaries, promotional videos, etc.
  • Owner/Operator; bookkeeping, time management, customer service, billing, promotion
  • Voice over, hosting, writing, subtitling
  • Visit my Video page for a detailed list of projects and samples of my work

Arbor Theatre Company      2008       www.arbortheatre.com      Marketing Consultant

  • Marketing the 2008 season to elementary schools across Ontario

Peterborough Arts Umbrella      2005-2007       www.pauart.com     Office Manager

  • pauAdministration of the office, publication editor, accounts receivable
  • Maintaining a professional face for for a multi-disciplinary community arts centre playing a key role in the region
  • Training artists and consulting on projects, gallery management, sales and customer service, scheduling, communications

The Montreal House      2004-2005      www.themoho.ca       Booker/Promoter

  • mohopicklogoCreation of the five-nights-weekly MoHo Music Revue, showcasing the best in new independent music, revitalizing the music community in Peterborough and re-branding the Montreal House as a youth bar
  • Increased bar revenues by 30%
  • Promotions, artistic vision, public relations, website design

Trent University Audio-Visual Department       2002-2004        www.trentu.ca      Technician/Editor

  • trentuniversitylogoProduction of multi-media presentations
  • Training and facilitating media technology for students and teachers, including lighting for theatrical productions and set-up for conferences, presentations
  • Digital Video shooting and editing for training videos

Lang Pioneer Village      2000-2002      www.langpioneervillage.ca       Historical Interpreter

  • langpioneervillage2Speaking to large school groups and small private groups, explaining the history of the buildings, conservation, and giving context
  • Demonstrating day-to-day activities of regular people in the 19th century
  • Knowledge of 19th century crafts such as hearth baking and cooking, embroidery, butter-churning, spinning, candle-making
  • Retail sales and customer service

B3 Productions       1999-2002      Production Manager, Writer, Actor, Co-Director, Host

  • b3atombwWriting, editing, and re-writing a feature script
  • Resource management and scheduling
  • Managing a team of 10-20 actors and crew
  • Miscellaneous tasks taken on as an integral part of a three-member team working on a micro-budget feature film
  • Host and creator of web series ‘B3 World’

Humber College      1996-1997      www.humber.ca      English Tutor

  • humber_bannerProof-reading, editing, correcting, teaching
  • Teaching students of all ages, and from all walks of life
  • Teaching English as a Second Language students

Bryston Limited       1995-1996      www.bryston.com      Electronics Assembler

  • brystonAssembly of circuit boards
  • Soldering
  • Occasional office work, answering phones, data entry

4th Line Theatre       1994        www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca4thline       Actor

  • Cast as Kathleen Collins in the 1994 re-mount of the wildly successful Cavan Blazers
  • Working with fire, animals, babies and children in outdoor theatre