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About Us

FabCollab is a Toronto-based arts presenter founded in 2020 by five Toronto performers and arts advocates passionate about presenting and amplifying global music and dance, and facilitating new collaborations between diverse artists.

Today, FabCollab has presented or collaborated with over 200 artists and arts professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, and continues to spotlight minority voices with a focus on BIPOC women and gender-diverse artists.

Team

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Tamar Ilana

Executive and Artistic Director (Co-Founder)

Tamar Ilana grew up singing on the road as the daughter of a travelling ethnomusicologist and is of Jewish, Indigenous, Romanian and Scottish descent. A pivotal presence in the Canadian music community and beyond, Tamar has been producing events for over a decade. She was one of the first Toronto-based artists to seized the opportunity afforded by live-streaming during the COVID-19 pandemic, successfully making the move to online as a presenter, performer and teacher. Tamar continues to push the Canadian music industry forward as a joyful pioneer of the digital space.

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Ali Wasti

Creative Director (Co-Founder)

Ali Wasti has more than 12 years of hands-on experience in the fields of industrial design, product strategy, design process, and user experience design. He has led projects for Canada’s top banks, start-ups, and telcos; the oil and gas industry; and for the medical and transportation sectors. Ali has also taught design at the Information Technology University and sits on the board of SOS Children’s Villages Toronto.

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Lia Grainger

Director of Programming

Lia is a National Magazine Award-winning multimedia journalist with bylines in the Globe and Mail, National Post, The Walrus, The Atlantic, and many others. Lia also works as a professional dancer and arts producer, managing, presenting, and promoting music and dance across Canada and throughout Europe for much of the past decade.

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Alina Kuzma

Marketing and Digital Communications Lead

 
Alina Kuzma is a musician and arts manager, specializing in marketing and project coordinating, and works to create unifying cultural experiences. She has worked in the US and Canada with municipal arts foundations, large performing arts companies and educational institutions. With independent artists and grassroots projects, she has planned events, tours and the founding of organizations. Alina holds a certificate in Arts Management from Toronto’s Humber College.

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Board of Directors

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Helen Kerr

Co-President

KerrSmith Design

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Farah Shams

Marketing Strategist and Event Planner

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Cotee Harper

First Nations,

Ballet dancer

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Derek Spooner

Executive Director, Scarborough Arts

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Usman Arif

Director,

Wealth Management Finance, RBC

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Ventanas House Band

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Demetri

Petsalakis

Oud and Keys

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Tylor
Emond
Upright and 
Electr
ic Basse

Jessica

Deutsch

Violin and Viola

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Benjamin

Barrile

Flamenco and

Electric Guitars

Derek

Gray

Drums and

Percussion

Erin Browne

Digital Communications Assistant

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Past Co-Founders

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Justin Gray
Sound Director

Michael Fisher
Video and Photography Director

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Past Team Members

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Erin Browne

Internship completed 2023
 

Alessandro Cosalini

Marketing and Design Intern
Humber College
Completed internship Dec 2021

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