Executive Director - Scott Walker

Scott Walker became CSARN’s first full-time Executive Director in 2015. He has enjoyed a varied career as an arts administrator, producer, actor, singer, and broadcaster. He was one of the founding producers of Toronto’s Reprise Concerts and Coordinator of ProArt Victoria.  He has appeared on stages across Canada in productions that range from Shakespeare to Steinbeck to Sondheim. His radio credits include CBC National Radio News. He currently hosts a radio show on the history of popular music called Musical Milestones, heard weekly on Cashbox Radio. Scott has also appeared on television and film, most recently in the Hallmark movie Freshman Father. His critically-acclaimed solo CD contains a collection of classic pop standards, on which Scott is accompanied by a full 40-piece orchestra. His latest release is the love song Someone I Don’t Even Know. He is also the voice of the YouTube comedy hit Spiders on Drugs [more than 50,000,000 hits]. Website: www.scottwalker.ca.

Scott can be reached at his email address

Special Advisor - David Ferry

DAVID FERRY is an award winning actor and director as well as a dramaturge and published
author. As a director , he has worked nationally and internationally in a wide variety of genres of theatre. He won best director and lighting design DORA Awards for his celebrated production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot staged in the old Gooderham Warts distillery in Toronto. He directed the world premiere of Brendan Galls Alias Godot (in Italian) in Florence. His production of David Hare’s Stuff Happens at the NAC main stage garnered him an Ottawa Critics ‘Best Production’ Award. He was commissioned by the Toronto2015 PanAmania festival to develop and co-write The Postman, a site specific piece about Albert Jackson, Toronto’s first African Canadian postman. In the last several years he has also worked increasingly as a director and narrator of Audio Books for Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, ECW Press and Audible in the US. For Audible he directed and co-produced the huge trilogy of Margaret Atwood graphic novels, Angel Catbird. As a writer David was commissioned by The Charlottetown Festival to write a first draft of his theatre piece 11/11. He was recently commissioned by the Harold Green Theatre in Toronto to write a new play, November Ninth. David is a published short story writer and has edited several books on Theatre. He has created ten pieces for his Short Waves Short Stories program at Writers at Woody Point Festival in Newfoundland. David has also enjoyed success as an actor who has worked on stage across Canada including at the Stratford Festival, in England, Australia and the US (performing on and off Broadway). He has filmed He has filmed more than 100 projects on the movie screen and TV in a career that has spanned 50 years. 

Solange Fermin

Executive Assistant - Solange Fermin

Solange’s commitment to the arts is lifelong. After graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Art Administration, she danced and taught in the U.S. Since returning home to Toronto, she has been immersed in the non-profit Arts & Cultural sector and has enjoyed supporting institutions and festivals such as Harbourfront Centre, TIFF, Luminato, and Nuit Blanche. As a multi-disciplinary artist and future creative producer, it has to be about living out loud, about making a meaningful contribution no matter the size or scale. To be part of the ongoing conversation that the Arts & Culture sector be the torchbearer for representation and places of belonging for all.