devon ostrom

Devon holds an MA in curating from Goldsmiths, and has graduated from programs in Non-profit as well as HR management from Ryerson. Greatest hits include the HYPE series at the AGO, a mural and research project at Kingston Penitentiary, and Canada’s first major exhibition of street art (held at the ROM). His curatorial record also includes the acclaimed Streetscape programming for Luminato 2008 simultaneously occurring at Regent Park and the former Tent City.

As a community organizer, Devon is a co-founder of them.ca and Manifesto Festival. Devon’s advocacy work also includes founding BeautifulCity.ca – an alliance of over 60 organizations that put a tax on billboards for art. This led to Toronto council passing a
commitment to allot 17.5 million dollars in additional annual arts spending. Devon is a member of the Toronto City Summit Alliance’s ELN, Ryerson’s Top 30 Under 30, and serves on the CARFAC Ontario, Toronto Arts Council and Manifesto Board.
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