• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

Shawn Van Sluys

Shawn Van Sluys is the executive director of Musagetes, a philanthropic arts organization based in Guelph. Musagetes is committed to making the arts more central and meaningful in people’s lives and in our communities and societies. With artists and communities, Musagetes co‐creates living experiences—some small, some large—that bring people together to articulate social needs, generate ideas, and spark action. Prior to Musagetes, Van Sluys was the first Executive Director of the Canadian Art Museum Directors’ Organization, a national arts‐service organization that represents 85 museum directors. Van Sluys studied at the University of Lethbridge and worked at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.