Laura has been an irreplaceable part of the Latvian Song Festival movement in Canada since 2006.  An experienced culture manager in Canada, she has been invaluable in planning events and excels in anticipating problems and solving them promptly and efficiently.  I dread to imagine how our events would have gone without her.

George Juris Kenins
Chair of the Board, Latvian Song Festival Association in Canada

“Laura had a strong ability to build relationships with stakeholders from all sectors across the country, …and thrived in mentoring arts and heritage leaders across Canada in the art of partnership with the business sector.  We know that her continued and future contributions to Canada’s cultural sector will be meaningful and significant.”
Nichole Anderson
President and CEO, Business for the Arts

“…a facilitator and entrepreneur of superb ability and expertise who brings her great passion, calm confidence and innate personal charm to all she undertakes.”
Robert Cooper, CM MMus DLitt
Artistic Director and Conductor, Orpheus Choir of Toronto and Chorus Niagara

Managing the business of the arts since 1995

Vestard and Elina Shimkus - April 2013

The Adlers Agency

The Adlers Agency is an international arts management and presenting organization for special projects, which include concerts, workshops, seminars, concert tours, commissioning and recording projects. Check in here for updates on new and exciting projects being presented by The Adlers Agency. Please visit the gallery for images of a selection of past collaborations and projects. A full list of past clients can be found here.

MMIAM 2014-2015

MMIAM 2014-2015

In July 2015, Laura completed her Master of Management degree, specializing in International Arts Management.  The Master of Management in International Arts Management program is a unique new program presented jointly by Southern Methodist University in Dallas and HEC Montréal, with campuses abroad at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota and SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan.  Laura will be periodically posting articles here about her studies and the program, so feel free to check in!

Martins Laura

Behind the Scenes

From a very young age, Laura has always been more interested in working behind the scenes with artists to help them with the business of the arts than being the artist on stage, as fascinating as the artist’s life and work has always been to her.  This blog is dedicated to her colleagues, the culture managers, graphic designers, stylists, photographers, etc, who work closely with artists and arts organizations to make their exhibits, dance, theatre, opera, concert productions a great success from an organizational, marketing, financial and business perspective.  This blog will be dedicated to the profiles of some of Laura’s colleagues in culture management, and also the challenges and opportunities facing culture managers today.  Coming soon!