People First, Social Enterprise and Funding
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Jane Bisbee is the Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund, a collaborative initiative of the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Community Foundation.
A journalist by trade, with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University, Jane has experience in the Canadian book and magazine publishing industries, newspaper and radio reporting and documentary film. A special focus of her career has been the creation of non-traditional funding mechanisms for small business, in particular the cultural industries, through work with the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association, and the Province of Alberta. As a freelance intellectual property developer she partnered with clients including the National Film Board of Canada, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Canada Media Fund, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Independent Production Fund. She is past president of the Edmonton International Film Festival and has served on many boards including the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Canada Give the Gift of Literacy Foundation and the Alberta Foundation for the Literary Arts. She was presented with a lifetime achievement award in 2006 by Alberta’s film industry.