what I do

Creator and producer of media, culture, dialogue, experimentation. 

I facilitate cross-sector collaboration around complex issues and new opportunities.

Independently and with others, I build projects, foster exchange, develop strategy, and secure support.

My client roster includes avant studios, leading institutions, peer-driven networks, and sundry intrepid, independent teams. 

practice

  • programming and production (media, culture, editorial)
  • writing and editing 
  • grants and fundraising
  • research and evaluation
  • organizational development (focus on alternative models)
  • consulting, facilitation

approach

  • accessible
  • flexible 
  • equity focused 
  • analytic, detail-oriented, engaged 
  • real (for real)

values 

My interests tend towards the marginal, relational, speculative, systemic, and complex. I’m propelled by the eternal persistance, and infinite configurations, of an alternative. 


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bio

Amy Gottung is a creative producer, programmer, consultant, and writer based in Canada. She has led landmark projects and diverse teams for platforms ranging from experimental media, to broadcast television, to international festivals. As a designer and convener, Amy works across sectors, communities, and disciplines. 

From 2016-2020 Amy served as Executive Director of Toronto’s singular “anarchic, circus-like” alternative music and art series, Long Winter (Rolling Stone). In four seasons, she helped to establish collective-based frameworks and a board of directors, introduced international collaborations including the co-production of a 2019 festival in Paris, France, tripled revenue and activity, and ushered the organization into annual operating funding streams.

Amy is the creator of several cross-sector interventions and international exchanges in support of self-organized cultural scenes and spaces. Initiatives include a festival and research conference, co-presented by Long Winter (Toronto) and La Station Gare des Mines (Paris) in 2021 (Together Apart), and the DIY Space Project: a multi-city, transdisciplinary research and advocacy program realized in partnership with Trans Europe Halles and leaders from government, alternative culture, real estate, and nightlife in Toronto, Berlin, Amsterdam, and beyond. 

She is a co-creator and creative producer for A More Beautiful Journey, a custom web XR app animating hundreds of kilometres of Toronto transit line with original, spatialized sound and music.

Amy holds a SSHRC-funded M.A. from the University of Toronto and a B. Mus from McGill University. She has lived and worked in Toronto, New York, Montréal, Sagueney (QC), Zürich, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and British Columbia.  

Amy is a frequent speaker, advisor, and facilitator in cultural, civic, and educational spaces. She interrogates and experiments with collaborators around the world.



looking for the others

amy.gottung@gmail.com