Hi! I’m Rosie. This ABOUT section is three years old as of Summer 2018. I’ll update it soon, I promise.

This blog is intended to be my creative outlet for settling into the island lifestyle after moving from Toronto, Ontario to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, with a population of ~2.7 million. It just surpassed Chicago to become North America’s 4th-largest city (after Mexico City, Los Angeles and New York). It’s ~5.6 million if you count the Greater Toronto Area.

The entire island has a population of ~140,000. About 35,000 live in Charlottetown.

The business version:

Rosie Shaw

Development | Management
Arts. Events. Talent.

Rosie is currently Director of Development at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. She recently returned from a 12-city Canadian national tour with the organization’s commemorative 2015 project, The Sir John A. Tour, working as Writer, PR and Social Media Manager.

She is a founding member of Toronto’s artist-led musical theatre company Theatre 20, and served as their General Manager from 2009-2015.

A graduate of Carleton University’s Journalism program (Arts Criticism & Reporting/Public Relations), Rosie has held such positions as Publicist at Harbourfront Centre, Publications Editor & Publicist at the Canadian Stage Company, Manager of Public Relations & Corporate Communications at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Director of Public Relations at PEI’s Montgomery (Watermark) Theatre.

She has also worked extensively in indie theatre – in the past few years as a producer, but past roles include everything from publicist to makeup artist, chauffeur to translator, with companies such as Common Descent, Next Stage Theatre Festival, Theatre Revolve, The Sweat Company, SummerWorks, Toronto Fringe Festival and Fence Post Productions.

She is a freelance writer, editor and arts management consultant and seasoned guest speaker, having appeared at York University, Carleton University, Seneca College and Humber College, as well as other arts industry special events and panels.


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