Louise Sicuro was re-appointed to the National Arts Centre’s Board of Trustees on April 17, 2019.
Ms. Sicuro has dedicated over forty years to the development of arts and culture. She is currently President and CEO of Culture pour tous, a not-for-profit organization she founded 23 years ago to help ensure that arts and culture are valued as essential aspects of individual and collective empowerment. The organization offers awareness and education programming fostering civic engagement.
She is deeply committed to raising awareness about the importance of widespread access to arts and culture. One of her most significant initiatives is the creation of the Journées de la culture, in 1997. Taking place on the last Friday in September and the following weekend every year, the event offers thousands of free, participatory arts and culture events, reaching more than 400 communities in the province of Québec.
An active volunteer, Louise Sicuro currently serves on the board of directors of the Fondation de la Place des Arts, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture, and the National Arts Centre. She was a co-founder (2002) of Culture Montréal and served on the organization’s board for 10 years. She was also vice-president of the Université du Québec à Montréal (2012–2015), and a member of the board of the Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal (2002–2016).
She is a member of the research group Observatoire des médiations culturelles, which she co-founded in 2006.
Ms. Sicuro holds a Specialized Graduate Diploma in Cultural Management from Montreal’s HEC Business School, and is also a certified Corporate Director (Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, Université Laval).
She is regularly invited to attend events as a speaker and a panellist, and has been a presenter at conferences across Canada, in France, Austria and Japan.
In 2011, Louise Sicuro was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of her dedication to the democratization of culture.