Brianne Franklin will continue in the role of Director of the Tett Center for Creativity and Learning (TCCL), after serving as Interim Director since October 2021.
According to a release from the Tett Centre, Franklin’s leadership skills and experience in the arts sector, along with her present relationships and integration within the Tett community, will empower the TCCL team to expand on the flourishing legacy of The Tett as a vibrant arts hub.
“The TCCL Board of Directors is grateful for the high quality of candidates brought forth in the hiring process,” said Jan Allen, Chair of the TCCL Board of Directors. “After careful consideration, we are delighted to confirm Brianne Franklin’s appointment to this role, effective 4 January. We were impressed by the energy, fresh ideas and beautifully considered collaborative style Brianne brings to this organization and very much look forward to working with her.”
Franklin has worked in leadership and program development roles at a range of arts, culture, and heritage organizations in Ontario, according to the release. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Leadership and Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology, both from Queen’s University. Brianne has held positions as the Program and Events Coordinator at CreativeHub 1352, a multidisciplinary arts organization based in Mississauga, and as the Education Studio Technician and Facilitator at the Art Gallery of Burlington. She joined the Tett Centre staff as Programming and Communications Coordinator in April 2021, where she has built relationships within the local arts community and developed programming focused on creativity and learning for people of all ages and abilities.
About her new role, Franklin said: “I am excited to continue working collaboratively with our stakeholders to facilitate creative learning opportunities and foster community through the arts. To secure long-term sustainability, I am prioritizing diversification of revenue and building on the strong foundation of the TCCL as a creative arts hub through the development of our new strategic plan.”
In seven years, The Tett has become a vital part of Kingston’s thriving arts scene through diverse programming and collaboration, supporting artists across all disciplines and levels of experience as a site of creative incubation and exchange, according to the release. The organization said that they “look forward to further developing this potential in this next stage of The Tett’s history, under the leadership of Brianne Franklin.”