Our Creative Team - Candice Turner-Smith


Candice Turner-Smith recently retired as Executive Director of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra after 10 years of service, and spent 12 seasons at the Shaw Festival.  Today, as a consultant, she specializes in arts administration.  A native of Montreal, Candice is also a journalist by trade.


In 2012 she was a part of the Cultural Capital of Canada designation awarded to celebrate the arts in each of the Niagara Region’s 12 municipalities.  She feels privileged to serve as Chair, Artistic Festivals for the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games.


Candice joined The Foster Festival team earlier this year thru a time of transition and to offer support during COVID 19.  Other projects include: Marketing the Arts of St Catharines/Niagara; Riverbrink Art Museum, Carousel Players, Chorus Niagara; Theatre Beyond Words, Lost & Found Theatre, the National Tap Dance Company of Canada, The School of Restoration Arts at Willowbank; the Department of Dramatic Arts at Brock University, Music Niagara, Bravo Niagara, Orchestra’s Mississauga and the Ontario Arts Council Regeneration Conference.


Candice served on the board of the St Catharines & Area Arts Council, Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects, The Foster Festival and Garden City Productions. She was a member of (CUAG) the Community User Advisory Group formed to identify the needs of the performing arts community, now the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. 

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