Arts BC has existed as the “umbrella” province-wide arts service organization since 1979. After the last decade of changes in management, funding and shifting board mandates, Arts BC had lost its sense of purpose, and was faced with declining membership. In short, it was in organizational crisis.
The Banff Centre, New Fundamentals: Leadership for Canada’s Creative Ecology, residency program participant
We believe that cultural planning should be forward thinking and future proof. In keeping with the promise that our methodologies and expertise are always evolving and growing with the times, Patricia was selected to attend The Banff Centre, New Fundamentals: Leadership for Canada’s Creative Ecology residency program. Through the program, participants work with emerging leadership models, rooted in Indigenous teachings, to develop and shape how creative work will happen in the face of some of the sector’s future challenges which include increased connections to other sectors, a shift to digital creation and consumption, greater diversity in audiences and creators, and a lack of a clear path forward. Patricia incorporates these effective methodologies in the work we do.