Cultural master planning
Facilities and program planning
Arts and culture industry veteran Martin Bragg joined ACG in 2015 as Senior Vice President to lead the firm’s Canadian subsidiary. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Bragg’s has a wide range of experience in presenting, producing, and managing large arts and culture organizations, including Executive Director positions at the Alberta Ballet and the School of Alberta Ballet and the Vancouver Playhouse. He has also held the positions of Executive Director and Artistic Director at the Canadian Stage Company as well as Vice President, Vice Commissioner, and Producer for the Canadian Pavilion and the Expo ’92 nightly closing production.
Mr. Bragg brings extensive leadership experience in dance and theater, with a focus on organizational development, strategic planning, and sustained growth in earned and contributed revenue. As the Executive Director of Alberta Ballet, he was responsible for all management, finance, producing, and income generation activities of the company and school. During his five-year tenure with the ballet, Mr. Bragg increased earned and contributed revenue by 55 percent, expanded the length of the season, and tripled the size of the school in both Calgary and Edmonton.
“Those who govern and manage arts and culture organizations, government agencies, and university-affiliated programs face daily challenges. Leaders must become experts in facilitating new and varied sources of revenue to enhance the field and build ever stronger foundations that lead to success.”
“The creative industries in Canada, the United States, and around the world are rapidly evolving in the face of socioeconomic changes. These transitions simultaneously bring about unique opportunities to advance creative endeavors and bring about centers of community engagement.”
Previously, he was the Executive Director and Artistic Director of the Canadian Stage Company in Toronto, which grew to include four theaters and became the largest contemporary nonprofit theater in Canada. At Canadian Stage, he worked both in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors and was responsible for creating innovative partnerships with companies across Canada, the United States, England, and Ireland. He also led the Vancouver Playhouse in the 1980s, building the organization into the fifth largest in Canada.
Mr. Bragg has a long history of volunteerism and community service, including serving as President of PACT Communications Centre, Vice Chair of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, National Chair of the Equity negotiating committee for two successful collective agreements, and founding member of the Minister’s Advisory Counsel for Arts and Culture for the Province of Ontario.
Mr. Bragg’s professional and client work includes:
1992 World’s Fair & The Canadian Pavilion 92
The Canadian Stage Company
City of Hillsboro, Oregon
City of Burbank, California
Mount Royal University Conservatory
The National Arts Centre
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
The Stratford Festival
Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo Symphony Orchestra
The Vancouver Playhouse
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