Kate Cornell is an arts advocate, and writer based in Toronto. She advocates nationally on behalf of the arts sector as the Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition/la Coalition canadienne des arts. As English-language spokesperson for the Coalition, she has been interviewed by the Globe and Mail, Canadian Press, and CBC’s The National. With a PhD in Communication and Culture, her graduate research focused on Canadian cultural policies for dance at the federal level. Cornell is the proud recipient of the John Hobday Award in Arts Management (2016) from the Canada Council for the Arts.