Today, I'm very pleased to bring to you a podcast conversation I had with one of Canada's most successful arts administrators, the executive director of the Kamloops Arts Gallery, Jann Bailey.
Jann has led the Gallery in all of its most significant projects - the creation of a new, modern gallery space and the curation of the Canadian entry in the Venice Bienalle, known as the Olympics of culture and the arts.
Jann is the very definition of a community leader, and I am so appreciative she shared some of her time with me...
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01:11 - how Jann became the Executive Director of the Art Gallery
03:19 - Jann arrived at time of waterfront development proposal referendum
wanted to build a new gallery, took 10 more years
04:33 - history behind the creation of the Art Gallery
05:43 - is Kamloops a community that values the arts? if so, why and how?
06:44 - were there tough times?
07:22 - the importance of arts even in economically tough times
09:00 - the mandates and artistic vision of the Art Gallery: quite varied
10:56 - building the present Art Gallery
12:19 - Gallery membership base
13:20 - featured Gallery programs
16:48 - factors contributing to the success of the Gallery
17:50 - life lessons from Jann Bailey
19:09 - the incredible experience of curating at the Venice Biennale.
23:29 - upcoming Gallery events