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Silvia Di Donato

Manager of Arts and Creative Industries, Economic Development Department,
City of Kitchener
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Part business development and part cultural programming, Silvia leads a team to deliver artist programming and entrepreneurial support for film, music, interactive media, performing arts, visual arts and everything culture.

As a key deliverable in this work, the City of Kitchener has recently approved the “Film, Music & Interactive Media Office” to focus services and support for these industries.

Silvia has been with the City for more than ten years, starting as Manager for Downtown Community Development with a passion for a thriving creative urban heart of the city. She also brought with her ten years of private sector experience in online digital media development and user experience design. Her academic background and research included the fields of recreation, business, marketing, economic development and urban planning.