2020-2021 Board of Directors
Lynne Stefanchuk, President
Linda McFadyen, Vice-President
Zach Roberts, Treasurer
Johanna Chipman, Secretary
Louise Smith, Director
Richard Bars, Director
Luc Fournier, Director
Brian Drader, Director
Joe Kalturnyk, Director
Jaimz Asmundson, Director
Lynne Stefanchuk – President –
Lynne is an Arts Administrator, Fundraiser, as well as Sponsorship & Fundraising Events Manager at the Manitoba Museum.
Committees: Executive, Nomination and Governance
“Artspace is a unique, important space in Winnipeg, giving artists and art organizations vital resources to practice their art. A community that invests in the success of artists can only thrive. “
Brian Drader – Director – Elected February, 2018
Brian is a writer, dramaturg, actor, teacher, and artistic administrator. His writing career has spanned 35 years, with six plays published. His work has been produced in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and won numerous awards including the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Award, the Philadelphia Brick Playhouse New Play Award, and the prestigious Lambda Literary Award for Drama (USA), as well as nominations for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year. Brian has supported the development of hundreds of plays and projects through his dramaturgical practice, ranging from Fringe productions to Cirque du Soleil’s MJ ONE at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to working dramaturgically on the 2017 revamp of The Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa. He served for 13 years as the Director of Playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, and is presently the Executive Director of the Manitoba Association of Playwrights and contract faculty at the University of Winnipeg.
Zach Robert – Treasurer – Elected February 2016
Zach is a CPA, CA with many years of public practice experience serving not-for-profit and for-profit entities. He is currently the Director, Finance at Cando Rail & Terminals, a leading Canadian rail services provider.
Committees: Executive Committee
“The arts have the ability to shape and influence the greater community as a whole. As an accountant without the gift of artistic skill, working with Artspace allows me to help the arts make our communities as vibrant, welcoming and colorful as possible.”
Chimwemwe Undi – Director – Elected February 2021
Chim is an Articling student at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, poet and spoken word artist
Committees: Fundraising committee
“I am excited to use my passions outside of the arts to support my passion for the arts. Artspace’s project is to provide a space for art by supporting many of the organizations that make Winnipeg a great place to live, and I think that’s pretty cool.”
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Philip Bobby – Director – Elected February 2021
Philip is a Chartered Professional Accountant and manager at Fort Group Chartered Professional Accountants where he specializes in assurance engagements for non-profit, private company and first nation communities.
Committees: Fundraising Committee
Philip lives in the downtown area and understands the importance and impact that arts and culture can have on the surrounding community.
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