Clayton Windatt is a Métis non–binary multi-artist living and working between Sturgeon Falls and Toronto, Ontario. Clayton holds a BA in Fine Art from Nipissing University and received Graphic Design certification from Canadore College. With an extensive history working in Artist-Run Culture and Community Arts, and through their own activism, Clayton works towards healthier relationships for national and global Indigenous artists and communities. The former Executive Director of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Clayton maintains contracts with several colleges and universities, arts magazines, arts councils, arts organizations, and other organizations as a critical writer, columnist and consultant in addition to pursuing their independent arts practice. Clayton is an active filmmaker and director with works featured in festivals such as ImagineNative and the Toronto International Film Festival and recent commissions by the National Film Board of Canada. Clayton works in/with community, design, communications, curation, performance, theatre, technology, and consulting, and is a very active writer, filmmaker and visual-media artist. Clayton was appointed to the National Gallery of Canada’s Board of Trustees in 2019 and is now the Executive Director of the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/La Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA).
Areas of Interest:
- Development and Implementation Strategies
- Activating public spaces
- Municipal Cultural Plans
- Image building
- Cultural tourism
- Public art policy
- Developing Cultural RFP processes
- Marketing and Design
- Providing strategic leadership
To learn more about Clayton Windatt’s arts practice, please visit www.claytonwindatt.com.