Expertise +
Impact = Results

To Assist You...

Book Publishing
  • Leverage the Arts Ecosystem to Influence Local Prosperity (2020)
Public Presentations & Workshops
  • Partnership Development
  • Bridging Arts Ecosystem Engagement
  • Arts Administration Skill Building
  • Advocacy / Public Relations
  • Fundraising / Philanthropy
Meeting Facilitation / Community Engagement
  • Partnerships 
  • Arts Sector Development / Focus Groups
  • Coaching (project / individual)
  • Artists Crossing Boundaries / Innovative Inclusion
Research / Report Writing (let's talk)

Strategic Planning / Operations / Analysis / Evaluation / Policy
  • Arts and Cultural Sector
  • Public Relations / Communications
  • Bridging Community Engagement

Focused Interests

Arts and Cultural Sector Development
  • Policy and Governance
  • Financial Frameworks and Integration
  • Arts-based Placemaking 
  • Triggering Societal / Communal / Economic Engagement via Arts
  • Non-profit / Arts Sector Operations
Intersectionality / X-Sector
  • Innovative Solutions, Working With Artists 
  • Arts Sector +
  • Business / Arts Sector Bridging
  • Community-building
Sustainability Values
  • Cultural Vitality
  • Social Equity (Justice)
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA)
  • Economic Prosperity

Project Facilitation & Presentation

Client projects and requested presentations are customized to maximize impact for clients and their audiences. Project development criteria align with specific needs and objectives while research gathers, extracts and analyzes information to meet client objectives. Evidence-based, academic (rigourously tested) findings anchor Proctor Shift Consulting's outcomes. Peer-reviewed articles and case studies, local context, and professional expertise in arts sector administration combine to support both analysis and project presentation activities.

Project Management / Fundraising / Partnerships / Social Enterprise - Developing an affordable housing + work/presentation space for senior artists and arts workers in association with PAL Ottawa

Explaining how The Focus Matrix works (online) - Supporting critial thinking, planning, development and implementation of cross-sector initiatives, centred on working with artists and arts organizations. (Hint: A link to the presentation is available under the News & Resources section of this website.)

Arts Sector Research – Understanding the Arts Ecosystem presentation at University of Ottawa

Utilizing Creative Human Capital to Stimulate Local Economic Development While Broadening Support for the Creators (Artists) presentation, Building Community Resilience Conference, Institute for Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island

A Sustainable Strategic Plan, Provincial Music Association

Charting the Course – A Findings Report of research and community input to inform development of a Cultural Roadmap for Ottawa, Ottawa Cultural Alliance

A Strategic Business Plan
1) Governance Structure: Framework, Policy, Committee Terms of Reference, Bylaws
2) Operations and Strategic Growth Initiatives: Revenue Streams, Marketing, Networks and Shared Resources
3) Development Planning: Feasibility Study, Labour Market Report, Marketing Guide

Community Engagement
— Facilitate community stakeholders in developing a Musical Pathway Alliance
— Facilitate meetings and conference sessions: National Arts Service Organizations
--- Facilitate online focus groups, including people/artists with disabilities, members of underserved communities, and the general public.


  • Artisans on Main
  • Arts Consultants Canada (ACCA)
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA)
  • Canadian Dance Assembly
  • Canadian Public Arts Funders (CPAF - Canada Council Secretariat)
  • City of Charlottetown
  • Creative PEI (Prince Edward Island)
  • Culture Outaouais
  • Gigspace/Alcorn Music
  • Harbourfront Theatre
  • Mass Culture
  • Music PEI (Prince Edward Island)
  • National Arts Centre
  • Orpheus Musical Theatre
  • Ottawa Jazz Festival
  • Ottawa Cultural Alliance
  • PAL Ottawa
  • PEI Business Women's Assoc.
  • Propeller Dance
  • SPARC (Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities)
  • This Town is Small Inc.
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Prince Edward Island
Arturo Segura, Director, University of Ottawa — Ontario, Canada “With her diverse experience in the Arts & Culture Sector, along with her business executive training, Cate Proctor is able to bridge the arts with other sectors through innovative partnerships. Cate developed TEDx style presentations to engage our undergraduate students focusing on research in the arts, which elevated their understanding of applying their expertise to important socio-economic contexts.”
Genevieve Cimon, Director of Music Education, National Arts Centre — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada “Cate Proctor wrote an excellent report for a music alliance group in Ottawa. She was a pleasure to work with and provided helpful materials the group could work with.”
Ron Atkinson, Economic Development Officer, City of Charlottetown — Prince Edward Island, Canada “Cate developed a strategic plan on arts and culture for the City of Charlottetown which encompassed support for artists, development of a shared vision, integration of the cultural community and business community, and creation of distinctiveness. The project was presented to the City and was well received. Cate has valuable experience in both the business community, and the cultural community and has worked with players in both areas.”
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