Allyson McGrane is a Vancouver-based business consultant who specializes in the arts, non-profit and small business start-ups. As a partner in Left Right Minds Initiatives, she works to connect arts - business - web. She has over ten years of experience with consulting in the Vancouver arts community.
Her current roster of arts management clients includes: Compaigni V'ni Dansi (Metis and contemporary dance), Les Productions Figlio (contemporary dance / theatre), New Orchestra Workshop (improvised West Coast music), Uzume Taiko (Canadian taiko drumming) and Wild Excursions (physical theatre). Ongoing arts consulting clients include Ruby Slippers Theatre and the Gateway Theatre.
She is also a co-founder and co-producer of the Neanderthal Arts Festival, Vancouver's newest summer theatre festival at the Cultch happening from July 20 - 31, 2011. In addition to her arts practice, she is currently teaching part-time in the Arts & Entertainment Management program at Capilano University.