Patti Broughton, Executive Director
Patti is a cultural manager and public relations specialist born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario. She holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo, with a specialization in Arts Administration, and a post-graduate certificate in Public Relations from Niagara College. In her 20-year career, Patti has held positions with Centre for the Arts - Brock University, Shaw Festival and St. Catharines & Area Arts Council. Most recently, she managed the Colony of Avalon Foundation, a cultural tourism site in Ferryland, Newfoundland. Her professional interests include not-for-profit governance, finance, programming, public relations and fund development. Passionate about arts and culture, Patti is excited to join the arts community in the culturally vibrant city of Guelph.
Preetam Sengupta, Manager of Programs and Operations (shared role)
Preetam Sengupta is a storytelling singer-songwriter from Sarnia, but has called Guelph home for over ten years. His 2017 album “Patience” earned him a Folk Music Ontario Award that included a certificate which he gave to his parents. Often compared to Paul Simon, Preetam’s live show is built around simple performance, playful stage banter, very little pyro, and a genuine desire to connect with his audience.
Fan-Ling Suen, Manager of Programs and Operations (shared role)
Fan-Ling Suen is an arts administrator, a rural community organizer, and a multi-disciplinary visual artist. Among the many hats that she wears, Fan-Ling is also an organic vegetable grower, and takes pleasure in weaving together all of her passions to foster healthy communities through civic engagement and enriching arts programming.