Presentation: What’s Next?
Now that we’ve hosted a Winter Olympics and its accompanying Cultural Olympiad, what’s next? Now that the social arts sector—one of the undeniable engines of innovation, imagination, and creative thinking about ourselves and the world around us—is wrestling with unprecedented cuts to sources for public funding within our region, what’s next? Now that we are about to step onto the threshold of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary, what’s next?
About Norman: Norman Armour is executive director of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts, his career has taken him across Canada and for various stints in the US, including residencies in Canada and Atlanta’s Emory University. His collaborative efforts as a director, actor, producer and presenter have been honoured with numerous Jessie Richardson Awards. From 1990-2005, he headed up Rumble Productions, a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary theatre company he co-founded. Along the way, he has served on boards and advisories for several non-profit arts organizations and initiatives. Norman has also played a central role in the emergence of the city’s independent theatre scene, fostering opportunities for new creation, organizational and audience development, mentorship and profile building.