Ben McEvoy

Ben McEvoy

Year

Fall 2013

Program

IDEABOOST

Biography

I live at the intersection of creativity, commerce and technology, where I facilitate discussion and opportunity with creators, entrepreneurs and educators for mutual success. It is here that I have successfully produced and provided creative strategy on projects for clients in film, television, education, finance, consumer brands and startups, managing a range of projects throughout Canada and internationally in India, Singapore and China. 

I also have a strong interest in developing capacity and community building for the creative sector to help bridge the divide between art and commerce as well as to support the growth and success of the Canadian creative community. Previous initiatives include leadership and business training programs for animation professionals in conjunction with Seneca College and Sheridan College, as well as my own education program The Smartist. 

Most recently I have co-founded and executive direct Toronto's biggest Animation festival, TAAFI (the Toronto Animated Arts Festival International). Working with our supporters, we endeavour to nurture and grow the animation community and industry within Toronto and Canada as a source of amazing content and opportunities for business.

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