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Meghan Lindsay

Instructor in the MPNL program
    Degrees:BA in Voice and Opera (Glenn Gould School of Music, RCM, Canada). MPNL degree (Carleton U, Canada). PhD candidate in Cultural Studies (Queen’s University, Canada).


    Meghan has a diverse output spanning both arts and academia. With a research focus on the systematic, political and structural elements of the Canadian arts, Meghan’s background is rooted in cultural studies, cultural policy, affect theory, philanthropic studies, nonprofit studies and performance studies.

    In addition to working as an internationally acclaimed performing artist, Meghan is a Doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, where her research explores the intersection of precarity, affective labour and unmarked settler colonialisms in Canadian cultural policy and arts funding. Through this work, Meghan has critically examined the relationship between the state and cultural production in Canada, attending to how social impact agendas are co-constructed between Canadian artists and mechanisms of public art funding.

    With a conscious commitment to connect research to practice, Meghan has worked on research projects with the Toronto City Diplomacy Initiative, Mass Culture, The Bloor St Culture Corridor, Art x Public Good Project with Massey College, and the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative.

    Meghan is the Assistant Editor of Newest Magazine, a Canadian magazine centering the voices of IBPOC artists, and is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of New Art/New Media, a collective of Canadian artists dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration. Meghan’s contributions to the Canadian arts have been featured in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, Opera Canada, and The Boston Globe.

    As a performing artist, Meghan has worked with The Royal Opera Palace of Versailles, Harris Theatre Chicago, Glimmerglass Opera, Odyssey Opera, Opera Atelier, Soundstreams, Chamberfest, Music and Beyond, Opera Nova Scotia, VoiceBox Opera in Concert, and Tafelmusik Orchestra, among many others.

    Meghan is an alumna of the Master in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) program and a primary researcher on “Being Together,” a multi-year, SSHRC-funded project on audience perspectives of co-presence. She serves on the board of directors for La Fab sur Mill, an artist cooperative located in Chelsea, Quebec.