Founded in 2007
Inter Arts Matrix is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization
that fosters the development of integrated art
based in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Fostering the development and production of new work in interdisciplinary art.
To educate and increase the public's understanding and appreciation of interdisciplinary art forms, to assist artists in developing interdisciplinary art and disseminating it to the public, and to provide programs promoting interdisciplinary art.
Inter Arts Matrix fosters the development of works in which the various artistic disciplines are not simply set beside one another, but intermingle and influence each other, creating new forms of expression in the process. Whether a film, an exhibition, an installation, a concert, a theatre performance, an opera, or any work of art created collectively, the projects developed at Inter Arts Matrix seek to find poetry and meaning in the use of technology, old and new.
Inter Arts Matrix supports artists through the entire creation process, from the conceptual stage to development, production, presentation, documentation and promotion. Inter Arts Matrix encourages the creation of art in public spaces, and art works that go beyond interactivity to involving the public as active participants. In this way, Inter Arts Matrix can intersect with diverse geographic locations and audiences.
Inter Arts Matrix promotes the art works it produces to audiences locally, nationally and internationally, acting as a cultural ambassador not only for the region's artists, but also for the Waterloo Region as a site for cultural creation and innovation.
Public performances, exhibitions, lectures, workshops; creation of interdisciplinary works of art from idea development, through creation workshops, rehearsals and production, to public presentation; publications and outreach.
Inter Arts Matrix was founded on June 6, 2007 by mezzo-soprano, actor and director Anne-Marie Donovan in Waterloo, Ontario. In 2014, after seven productive years with Inter Arts Matrix, Anne-Marie Donovan was awarded a Waterloo Region Arts Award, took a sabbatical, and decided to pass on the baton. On September 23, 2014 Isabella Stefanescu became the second Inter arts Matrix artistic director.
Isabella Stefanescu is a visual and media artist based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Originally from Romania Stefanescu immigrated to Canada and continued her education in mathematics and fine arts at the University of Waterloo. She is co-founder of Globe Studios, an artist run center in Kitchener, and of the Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA). Stefanescu has been artist in residence at the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab, and at the Banff New Media Institute. She is a recipient of the Ontario Arts Council K.M. Hunter Award for interdisciplinary art.