Maxine Bailey (Toronto)


Maxine Bailey is the Vice-President of Advancement for TIFF, and the principal liaison for the organization’s government partners and constituents in their support of its divisions and year-round programming. Since 2000 she has been responsible for the supervision of all public-sector revenue generation, government strategy, and funding restructure. Her role was expanded in July 2011 to include Philanthropy, Membership and Foundations, as well as municipal, federal, provincial and international governments in the newly renamed Advancement department, which directly raises 26% of the organization’s revenues, and in the past four years has seen revenue growth of over 300%.
An active member in arts and community-based projects, Bailey recently co-founded the Black Artists Network in Dialogue (BAND), which showcases black cultural contributions nationally and internationally. She currently participates in numerous advisory boards and steering committees, including RBC Emerging Artists, ArtsVote Toronto, the Toronto Arts Council/Foundation Advocacy Committee, and is a Board Member for the City of Toronto’s Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Board. She has also served on boards and juries for the Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Artscape, the Toronto Hassle Free Clinic, and Nightswimming Theatre, and served as a film critic for CBC’s Metro Morning and host of Harbourfront Centre’s Free Flicks programme.