Artspace welcomes new Executive Director

Artspace Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric Plamondon as its new Executive Director effective November 14, 2016.

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Eric comes to Artspace as a former Director with La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Western Canada’s only artist run centre for francophone visual artists, and Executive Director of Les amis des arts visuels du Manitoba. Prior to his time with La maison, Eric spent a decade as an assistant to ministers in both the Canadian and Manitoban governments.

Eric’s volunteer experience includes sitting on various boards and acting as a Co-chair for Culture Days Manitoba, an organizer for Nuit Blanche, and the Marketing and Communication Chair for Reel Pride. He is also an accomplished actor, visual artist, and director of short film, assets that will serve him well in his role managing Artspace’s 55,000 square foot arts centre in the Exchange District, which houses 18 different arts organizations.

“I am thrilled to welcome Eric Plamondon into the role of Executive Director of Artspace,” says Neil Middleton, Board President of Artspace. “Eric’s breadth of experience plus demonstrated commitment to the arts and culture sector in Manitoba makes him a perfect fit for this role.”

Eric replaces outgoing Executive Director, Randy Joynt, who has moved to Victoria, BC to pursue new opportunities with the Royal and McPherson Theatres.

“Randy has left the organization in a strong financial and governance position,” says Middleton. “We expect Eric to carry forward on the current strategic plan and continue to develop our innovative approach to create programs that build capacity in Manitoba’s Arts & Culture sector.”