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Lauren Gould

Lauren Gould

Chief Executive Officer
Robert McLaughlin Gallery

With 18 years’ experience in the arts and culture sector, Lauren Gould’s work focuses on community engagement, partner collaboration, and leading organisational improvements.

Lauren has held positions at National Museums Liverpool, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, successive roles at the Gardiner Museum, as well as in post-secondary education in Montreal.

She completed her BA at Concordia University in Creative Writing, Art History, and Studio Art and her MA in Cultural Leadership at Liverpool John Moores University. In 2018, Lauren was a member of the Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab.



Lauren Gould will be speaking at the Museum Social Impact Summit 2024 :

The Neighbours Project

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) is located in downtown Oshawa, a city like many that experienced an increase in homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. We began to explore how we could extend care to some of our closest neighbours who have experience with housing precarity or homelessness, including those working to reduce barriers to services and offer direct support. In this session, you’ll hear about how we had tough conversations internally, built connections with new organizations, formed friendships, and together developed a project that supported creative community development through art-making experiences that fostered connection and personal well-being.

Lauren Gould