The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity introduced that Chris Lorway could be appointed to the function of President and CEO of Banff Centre. The publish takes impact on April 10, 2023.
On behalf of the Board of Governors of Banff Centre, Adam Waterous, Chair of the Board, commented in an announcement to the media.
“Chris Lorway has senior management expertise throughout a broad vary of creative disciplines in each Canadian and worldwide contexts. He’s well-equipped to maneuver ahead our strategic plan, Inventive Pathways, which has been rigorously crafted to have Banff Centre create, join, develop, companion and have interaction with our varied communities. Chris Lorway is effectively positioned to advance the guiding ethos first articulated 75 years in the past when Banff Centre was simply 15 years outdated: “Come to Banff Centre for a cultural, mental and leisure journey.”
“As Banff Centre, Canada’s artistic jewel within the mountains, which this yr is celebrating its fiftieth yr offering Indigenous management coaching, begins its 10-year countdown to its centenary birthday, Chris Lorway will strengthen Banff Centre’s place as Canada’s artistic chief in arts, management and convening.”
Chris Lorway briefly
Chris Lorway has carved out a formidable profession in a few of North America’s main arts establishments. He was born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. With an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia College, and a BMusEd from Western College, Lorway first made his title within the business in New York Metropolis as a guide. He labored with the Edinburgh Festivals, Jazz at Lincoln Heart, Carnegie Corridor, and the West Kowloon Cultural District, amongst different excessive profile arts organizations.
On returning to Canada in 2007, he grew to become a part of the founding workforce of the Luminato Pageant
- Creative Director of Luminato Pageant from 2007 till 2011 as a part of its founding workforce;
- Govt Director of Soundstreams from 2012 till 2014;
- Director, Programming and Advertising at The Company of Massey Corridor and Roy Thomson Corridor from 2014 until 2016;
- Appointed Govt Director — Stanford Reside / Bing Live performance Corridor in 2016.
At Stanford, he’s been accountable for creative and group applications introduced throughout 4 venues, together with greater than 200 performances.
“Over a number of months the Search Committee carried out a global govt search course of for a candidate who had the breadth of expertise, sectoral relationships, and depth of character to assist steer Banff Centre via occasions that are each difficult and stuffed with alternative,” mentioned Board Governor Raif Richardson, who chaired the Board’s Search Committee and chairs the Human Sources Committee, in an announcement.
“The Banff Centre has had such a major function in growing among the world’s prime artists and leaders and is poised to proceed to construct upon that legacy,” says Chris Lorway. “I’m thrilled to be chosen to guide the Centre at this thrilling time and stay up for working intently with the Board and employees on advancing the strategic priorities of this phenomenal establishment.”
Chris takes over the function from Janice Value, who held the place for an 8-year interval.
Numerous Canada’s arts leaders are joyful to see Lorway return to helm the Banff Centre.
“It’s great to have Chris again in Canada. We had the chance to work on plenty of collaborations throughout his time on the Luminato Pageant and I used to be all the time impressed by his imaginative and prescient and assist for Canadian artists.” — Karen Kain, Creative Director Emerita of The Nationwide Ballet of Canada.
“Chris’ deep connections into the worldwide arts group has helped many Canadian artists develop their world attain. He has been a champion for Canadian artists and their work and through his time at Stanford, he invited many Canadian artists and firms to campus; advocated for his or her work with different key presenters throughout the US, leading to extra strong touring alternatives. That mentioned, we’re thrilled to have him again on this facet of the border.” — Ravi Jain, co-artistic director and founding father of Why Not Theatre in Toronto.
Congratulations to each Chris Lorway and the Banff Centre.
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