Our Team

Janet Jarrell | Executive Director

Janet Jarrell is a published author in books, magazines and poetry. She has extensive experience as an editor-in-chief and associate editor. She spent over ten years profiling local artists for print, writing historical pieces and building and maintaining lasting relationships with the artistic, cultural and heritage community. Janet was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario. After highschool, she headed West to go to school and live in British Columbia. She studied Business, marketing and economics. Her education includes strategic planning, legal studies and finance for nonprofits. She moved her family back to the Belleville area in 2002. She is a part-time Professor at Loyalist College in Belleville.

Janet is the Co-Chair for the Alliance of Arts Councils of Ontario and a community partner with the City of Belleville Economic and Destination Development Committee. She is engaged in her community as Chair for five years of Options for Social Growth, as President of the Justice Studies Board at Loyalist and 15 years with the Board of Directors for her local soccer association. She is dedicated to the strategic vision of the Quinte Arts Council and keeping arts on the table.

Contact: janet@quinteartscouncil.org

 

 

Adam Gray | Creative Director

Adam Gray is an award winning documentary filmmaker with a degree in communications and a diploma in theatre arts. He co-runs Gray Brothers Films with his brother Andrew. The Gray brothers have made more than a dozen documentaries that have played at some of the most prestigious festivals across Canada and the US. Their films have aired on networks such as HBO, TMN, The Sundance Channel, CBC and Bravo!

Adam is the coordinator for Belleville’s Downtown DocFest, a position he has held since 2017.  He teaches Writing For The Screen at Loyalist College, and has worked as a mentor for young filmmakers at The Doc Institute. Adam is a passionate advocate for artists of all disciplines and is dedicated to promoting arts and culture in the Quinte region. 

Contact: adamquinteartscouncil@gmail.com

Fiona Campbell | Director of Communications & Outreach

Fiona (she/her) is a freelance writer, journalist, editor, communicator and endurance runner. She’s also a passionate storyteller who never outgrew her love of the question, “Why?”

Over the past 19 years she’s written for national magazines and websites, and has worked with NGOs, not-for-profits and corporate clients. She is also past production editor for Ecological Farming in Ontario and former Canadian editor of Bankrate Canada.  She enjoys teaching workshops and mentoring new writers, and sits on the board of the Creative Nonfiction Collective. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of King’s College, a BAA in journalism from Ryerson University with a specialty in magazine writing and publishing, and a BA in international development from the University of Guelph. Fiona lives in Madoc with her two teenage kids, one dog, and too many books, and is  working on a collection of creative nonfiction essays.

Fiona can be reached via email Tuesday to Friday between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Contact: communications@quinteartscouncil.org

 

Kim Lidstone | Bookkeeper

Bio to come.

Morgan McNeilly | Social Media Community Manager

Morgan previously studied drawing and painting at OCAD University and is currently working towards her BFA in New Media through the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson University. She merged her passions of fine arts and digital communications and has been a part of two live media events that were nominated for TARA awards. During school semesters she co-hosts a weekly live radio show and controls the audio mixer to ensure quality levels throughout the broadcasts. Although most of her experience is in media production, her sights are set on digital content creation and management of social media channels.

Allen Steinberg | Special Events Coordinator  

Allen graduated from Loyalist College’s Public Relations program in 2021 and has a background in Journalism and Communications. Since 2019, he’s been working on growing his band Arm’s Length, releasing two EPs and receiving acclaim from major music blogs like Stereogum and Pitchfork. He’s currently sorting out touring plans and writing a full-length album. Allen is integrated in Quinte’s art community and is looking forward to bringing local artists together at future events.