Karen Carter


Toronto, ON

Karen Carter is a cultural sector executive who enjoys working in creative and educational environments. She has over 25 years of experience working and volunteering in a range of arts, culture, and heritage settings. She is the former Executive Director of Heritage Toronto, a City of Toronto agency responsible for the education and promotion of Toronto’s heritage. She is the founding Executive Director of Myseum of Toronto, and co-founder of Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND) an organization that is dedicated to the promotion of Black arts and culture in Canada and abroad. She is also the founder and president of Karen Carter and Associates Cultural Consulting, a firm that focuses on building community-centred cultural organizations, projects, and initiatives. She is the founder of C-Art, a Caribbean Art Fair launched in January 2020 in Mandeville Jamaica. C-Art is a new approach to the contemporary art fair model connecting artists from the Caribbean region to the international art world. Karen’s most recent project is as co-founder of the BIPOC Fellowship to help support the development of a more diverse cultural landscape in Canada.