ArtsBC Director: West Kootenays
Governance Committee Chair
board member since May 2016
Current Chair of the Revelstoke Arts Council (www.revelstokeartscouncil.com), Carol began her volunteer career in the arts in 1996 starting with re-incorporating and energizing the local arts council which now has 2 part-time staff and presents a performance series, a summer street festival (65 nights of free music in Revelstoke’s Grizzly Plaza) and manages the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.
She is also current Chair of the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council (WKRAC) serving Arts Councils with organizational capacity issues, professional development for artists in the region, publishing Articulate Magazine as well the Kootenay Festivals brochure. WKRAC administers the cultural funding programs for the Columbia Basin Trust through the CKCA – Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. Carol spent 8 years as a member of the CKCA in its early days as it was developing the funding delivery model that seems to have stood the test of time.
A founding member of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society – she lead the process to turn the old RCMP station into a public art gallery. Currently this space is home to the pottery guild, a community wood shop, various artists’ studios, a full season of exhibitions and most recently the addition of community gardens and a new public art sculpture.
Carol is a current member of the Revelstoke Public Art Committee
Retired from a career in community economic development (Business Analyst with Revelstoke Community Futures), when she finds the time, she is a dedicated world traveler.