Jessa Agilo

Founder, President & CEO, ArtsPond / Étang d’Arts

Jessa Agilo is the Founder, President & CEO of ArtsPond / Étang d’Arts. Jessa has three decades of experience collaborating with hundreds of artists and arts organizations as a multidisciplinary creator, educator, producer, advocate, and social entrepreneur in BC, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. Her current activities include two collective impact efforts, "Groundstory" (addressing the effects of gentrification on the arts in Ontario), and "DigitalASO" (digital arts services research and innovation). Recipient of the Humberto Santos Award in Administration, Jessa studied music composition, arts management, fundraising management, new media design and information technology management at six leading institutions across Canada.