The Arts


JP has a long history of supporting individual artists and arts organizations.

His contributions to the arts are focussed on concept consolidation, project development, and contract delivery.

A short list of projects that in which he is or has been involved include:

  • rural connections and immigration through music with World Folk Music Ottawa
  • Mali – Canada exchange with The Woodchoppers Association (2003-2009)
  • promoting and managing Jah Youssouf and Mansa Sissoko (West Africa / Quebec City)
  • documentary film production – The Road to Baleya – with Close Up Films (2004)
  • creation of the non-profit Coalition of New Canadians for Arts and Culture (2007-2011)
  • youth programs + cultural diversity projects with Stellula Music (Ontario)
  • arts and culture, performance +  program development with Jaku Konbit (Ontario)
  • theatre seating and renovation + business development with Bronson Centre (Ontario)

JP’s experience in the arts includes theatre production, play writing, professional choral singing, blog/novel/poetry writing (and business management – surprise surprise).

He is publishing books of his own when possible and… from rare to rare time… blogging (economics) or blogging (international development).  For current books, check out his publisher Editorial Mapalé.