Trinity Square Video Board of Directors announces the upcoming departure of Executive Director, David Plant, effective January 2023.
We sincerely thank David for his tremendous dedication to Trinity Square Video since he assumed the role of Executive Director in the Summer of 2014. During his tenure, David led Trinity Square Video through several periods of austerity and transformation both internally at the organization and within the sector at large, ensuring the organization continues its vital 50-year legacy as Canada’s oldest media arts centre.
In addition to maintaining a financially and operationally sustainable and flourishing organization, David was also a key proponent of artistic and curatorial experimentation and of challenging medium specificity. He mentored emerging artists, collectives and arts administrators and fostered inter-organizational partnerships built on openly sharing space and resources.
Not only has David championed Trinity Square Video, he has been heavily involved in advocacy work within the media arts sector across Canada. David actively supported the sector’s Art Service Organizations by sitting on the Board of Directors of The Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO/RAMO) since 2016, The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) since 2018, and the Cultural Human Resources Council of Canada since 2020. We wish David the best of luck in his future pursuits and look forward to a continued relationship as an esteemed member of our community.
During this period of transition, The Board of Directors and Staff have decided to work collaboratively in envisioning what alternative governance models and equitable organizational structures could look like for publicly-funded, artist-run centres—more than 50 years into the model’s establishment. This process will be gradual and measured, but we look forward to sharing our work with you at Trinity Square Video’s Annual General Meeting in 2023.