Research Advisory Council
Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa
Jocelyn Harvey is an independent cultural consultant who works with arts councils, foundations and government departments on local, provincial, national and international projects in the fields of the arts and culture, carrying out research, strategic planning, and policy and program development.
Among her projects, Dr. Harvey has:
- convened the first meeting of national arts councils and culture agencies from around the world to lay the groundwork for the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA);
- convened "At Home in the World," the first international meeting of NGOs leading to the creation of the International Network for Cultural Diversity; and
- undertaken research and policy development and planning projects for Statistics Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canadian Conference of the Arts, the Cultural Human Resources Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts among others.
Dr. Harvey is a member of the Canadian Cultural Research Network and a lifetime honorary member of the Canadian Conference of the Arts. Before becoming a consultant in 1994, she worked for several years as a senior executive at the Canada Council. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Cornell University and taught at Cornell, the University of Washington, and Union College.