New Executive Director to lead The ACT Arts CentreFebruary 2, 2018
The ACT Arts Council is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Curtis Pendleton as its new Executive Director. Curtis fills the vacancy created by Lindy Sisson’s departure in June of 2017. The selection was made after a comprehensive hiring process overseen by The ACT’s Board of Directors.
“The Board of Directors at The ACT is very excited to announce this appointment,” says Dawn Flanagan, The ACT Arts Council’s Board President. “Curtis brings with her a wide array of artistic and administrative skills and experience. She will be a great fit with our talented staff and will help lead The ACT Arts Centre onto further excellence”.
Curtis’ resume includes over 25 years of executive, artistic and educational leadership experience. She has a deep understanding of the performing arts as a performer and educator herself, with a passion for all creative arts and the process that brings them together. Currently, Curtis is the Executive Director for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) School of Music, a post she has held since 2012. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Festival Mozaic in California and the Artistic and Executive Director of Tales & Scales Inc., a nationally- touring children’s theatre ensemble based in Indiana. Additionally, Curtis is a former faculty member of the Department of Music at California Polytechnic University and the University of Evansville (Indiana). She holds a Bachelor of Music from Juilliard School of Music and a Master of Music from McGill University.
“I am and thrilled and honoured to be leading The ACT Centre in its continuing service of excellent arts programming for Maple Ridge, and Pitt Meadows, and beyond” says Curtis Pendleton. ”The ACT Arts Centre is not only a jewel of the region, it also plays a vital role in bringing communities together through sharing, promoting and celebrating the richly-varied and incredibly vibrant artistic life of British Columbia and Canada.”