The following is the list of Founding Board Members, set in place to establish the organization. A representative board will be elected at the first Annual General Meeting of MACA in the fall of 2012. A nominating committee has been struck and will be posting notice of nominations later this summer. Nominations will be open to MACA members and all members will have a vote at the AGM. Please watch for the notice and be active in the nomination and voting process.
Randy Joynt is the Executive Director of Artspace and also is on the Boards of the Winnipeg Arts Council and the Canadian Dance Assembly.
Thom Sparling is the Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba and has worked in the arts and cultural industries for 25 years.
Sara Stasiuk is the Executive Director of Manitoba Music, a member of the Minister’s Advisory Council for Workforce Development, and sits on the Boards of the Western Canadian Music Alliance and the Unison Benevolent Fund
Roberta Christianson is the Chair of the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts, on the board of Arts Stabilization Manitoba and past President of the Portage and District Arts Centre.
Larry Desrochers is the General Director and CEO of Manitoba Opera, the Founding Executive Producer of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and served as Executive Director of the Winnipeg Film Group and as the Associate Artistic Director of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
Alan Freeman, a former cultural economist with the Mayor of London, has retired to Winnipeg and loves it.
Camilla Holland is the General Manager of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and Board Member and Chair of Advocacy for the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres.
Katarina Kupca is a fundraising consultant with 20 years experience in a variety of non-profit sectors.
Nicole Matiation is the Executive Director of On Screen Manitoba (the film and television production industry association). In 1996 she founded Freeze Frame Media Arts Centre for Young People with her partner and ran the organization for 12 years.
Trudy Schroeder is the executive director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and she has previously served as the ed of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, a cultural policy consultant, and cultural consultant for the City of Ottawa.