Rina Fraticelli has a diversified background in cultural creation, research, programming, advocacy and policy-making. Her career is marked by a commitment to enriching our cultural landscape through initiatives that draw voices from the margin to the centre; and by a passion for fostering innovation and sustainability in arts and cultural organizations.
Founding director of the not-for-profit research and advocacy group, Women in View, Fraticelli has convened several national and international conferences. Since 2012, she has authored the influential annual Women in View on Screen report tracking the representation of women in key creative roles in publicly-funded Canadian film and TV.
In 2015, Women in View launched Directing Change, a three-year initiative sponsored by the Status of Women Canada in partnership with a wide range of industry organizations. The initiative brings together industry leaders to shift the Canadian media landscape towards greater gender equity and specifically to double the number of women directing screen-based media.
Executive Producer at the National Film Board’s Pacific and Yukon Studio from 2002-2007, Fraticelli also headed the legendary NFB Studio D (Women’s Studio) in Montreal during one of the studio’s most productive periods. Her tenure in each of these positions was marked by the creation of programs aimed at incorporating under-represented communities.
As an independent filmmaker, Fraticelli wrote, directed and produced a number of award-winning documentaries, including the Genie award for best documentary on Canadian feminsit icon, Jane Rule.
Fraticelli served as policy analyst to two Ontario Ministers of Culture; and is the author of an influential study on The Status of Women in Canadian Theatre for the Applebaum- Hebert Commission.
Between 2011 & 2015 she served as Executive Director of Tangled Art + Disability (formerly Abilities Arts Festival) where she oversaw the transformation of that organization from a small annual festival to Canada’s most important disability arts organization, now staffed and governed by people with disabilities; and launched Tangled Art Gallery ( TAG) Canada’s only gallery dedicated to showing the work of professional artists with disabilities.