The Arts Firm offers solid experience in live arts and media production, capital development, organizational health and public policy.

Our extensive network brings together good people with great ideas.


We are building a team of associates and creators who communicate through fresh eyes and in new forms. We help ambitious organizations reflect and strengthen our communities. We are committed to mentor and develop the next generation of artists and creative leaders. If this is what you’re looking for, we want to hear from you.


Erika Beatty, Founding Partner

I produce projects, manage change, and guide creative organizations.

I am known for strategic integration of new ideas and technology, creating collaborative partnerships and teams that excel and developing organizations with good governance, sound strategy and sustainable finances. Following a 20 year career as chief executive of Canadian symphony orchestras, I transitioned to content creation and the creative industries. Clients have included Anhinga Films ("GreenRights"), Handful of Films, and Screen Nova Scotia, who I led through an ambitious process that resulted in the creation of a new, member-driven provincial film commission. I have national board experience and have represented the cultural and creative industries at international markets such as the League of American Orchestras, Banff World Media, Berlinale (European Film Market), American Film Market the Cannes Film Festival and others. A John Hobday Award-winner from the Canada Council for the Arts, I am humbled by my experiences so far. I look forward to continuing to work with interesting people, solving challenging problems, and building creative opportunities.

Media Clients

  • Screen Nova Scotia

  • Clearwater Documentary

  • StinkyRice Productions

  • Anhinga Films

  • FogoArts

CEO or Executive Director

  • Symphony Nova Scotia

  • Winnipeg Symphony

  • Niagara Symphony

  • Mississauga Symphony

  • Symphony New Brunswick


  • The Great Human Odyssey (In concert). Canadian Screen Award Winner, and Emmy-Nominated.

  • GreenRights (CBC Maritimes Documentary)

Experts and Associates 

We draw on national and international experts and analysts to deliver the specialized needs of our clients. As a new firm (founded May 2018) we continue to build our network of experts and associates. We are interested in deep thinkers with broad insight, and who question the status quo. You learn quickly with an open mind and sincere interest in learning how to help artists and content creators connect with audiences of tomorrow.

Interested in working with The Arts Firm as either an associate or client?

We would love to hear from you!

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