2018 has been a busy year for ArtsLink NB. Out Catapult program is in fine fettle, our Arts Education project is moving into its second phase, and we’ve cooked up a bevy of exciting workshops, including a writing intensive, for the coming months. With all of that activity, you might wonder when our staff get a rest. Well, in this instance, the answer is the old adage, “A change is as good as a rest.”

Our very energetic Executive Director Gillian Dykeman will be leaving ArtsLink to reclaim time for her art practice and to put her love of teaching into practice at the NB College of Craft and Design. She will continue to champion the Arts Education project as she transitions into these pursuits over the fall. Gillian will be greatly missed when she steps away from her role as ED at the end of November, but we’re always happy to see artists return to their roots.

Julie Whitenect will be stepping into the role of Executive Director come Dec. 2018. We are thrilled to have her experience and knowledge come to the helm. Her transition from Associate Director to Executive Director will ensure continuity for ongoing projects and service to our membership.

Kenzie Hancox joined the ArtsLink team as a project coordinator in August. Sarah Jones continues in her role as coordinator of the Catapult program. Watch for a job posting for a new staff member in the coming weeks.