Julie Dring is an Arts Manager working out of Hamilton, Ontario. She has a background in artifact preservation and archives, as well as a passion for cultural work and activism within her community. Her work has allowed her to make both national and international impacts, working at places such as the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as researching opportunities throughout London, UK. Her research and work has focused on the role of co-operatives and artist-run centres as a place for social change. She is currently the Executive Director of Hamilton Artists Inc., a non-profit artist-run centre in Hamilton, Ontario. As a leader in the non-profit arts sector, Julie is dedicated to helping other arts organizations achieve financial stability and improve operations in order to increase organizational strength and capacity.