Name: Claire Hopkinson

Occupation: Executive Director

Age: 52

Subway Stop: Bathurst and Queen Streets

Claire Hopkinson has made the arts a life-long career. She has produced theatre for 30 years. Hopkinson has also developed productions that have traveled the world. After working for 14 years with the Tapestry New Opera Works, she moved into her current position as executive director of the Toronto Arts Council. Her talent has gained her the ability to oversee the daily operations like the Foundation Awards in the fall. To nominate your favourite artist or art supporter visit, Deadline for nominations is July 20.