A fond farewell to our Artistic & Executive Director

013 MG 8922 Guerilla Gigs Partial to Pie © Christine Love Hewitt 1The board of directors of Arts Revelstoke would like to announce that Miriam Manley, Artistic & Executive Director, will be leaving her position, effective June 10, 2022, to become the Executive Director for the British Columbia Touring Council. We congratulate her and wish her much success in this new and exciting provincial role.

Over the past ten years, Miriam’s dedication to curatorial excellence and dedication to professionalism in the arts has resulted in significant cultural development in our community. Miriam has been responsible for rebranding Arts Revelstoke and it’s programming, giving us a fresh and contemporary profile.

The list of Miriam’s accomplishments is long and ranges from the development of diverse and vibrant family and contemporary dance programming to the commissioning of new work, in both theatrical and visual arts including Lucas Myers’ ‘The Revelstoke Project’ and more recently ‘Message in a Bottle’ by the Myrtle Sisters at LUNA Reimagined 2021. The implementation of professional standards in the operation of the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre was one of her first assignments and we receive federal funding to support our activities in that space as a result.

019 1B5C6471 ARTS REVELSTOKE © Christine Hewitt 1 1Miriam’s response to the COVID pandemic was to innovate and pivot Summer Street Fest to the highly successful Guerrilla Gigs, REVY Live Online and the Revelstoke Reflections art prize.

She is a co-founder and curator of LUNA and LUNA SOUND and has produced eight Art Allery installations in our downtown core, including commissioning Ric Gendron’s work ‘Coming Home’ the first local public art piece by a Sinixt artist.

Miriam has been recognized both locally and provincially for her contributions to the cultural sector. Winner of Tourism and Attractions Award 2017 and 2018 for Revelstoke Summer Street Fest and LUNA Festival at the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards as well as being nominated as Presenter of the Year in 2016 and 2017 at the British Columbia Touring Council and for the Community Support Excellence Award at Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in 2015.

We will be celebrating Miriam’s contribution to the success of Arts Revelstoke at our AGM on June 8th.

The board of Arts Revelstoke will begin the search for the best possible candidate to lead Arts Revelstoke over the next ten years. Check our social media and website for more information and read the full job description here.

Testaments from our Board of Directors

“For the past ten years, Miriam has been a tastemaker in the Revelstoke community. She has introduced several cultural assets to our city and brought hundreds of music, theatre, dance and family friendly programs here. If I could give Miriam a standing ovation for her incredible work, here it is on paper. I applaud your incredible efforts and dedication to Arts Revelstoke. Thank you for everything you have done.”

-Sarah Erikson

“Miriam’s unwavering leadership, her dedication to excellence in the arts, her adaptability when faced with enormous challenges such as the Covid epidemic, and her ability to work collaboratively on ambitious projects such as the LUNA festival are only some of her strengths. For me, equally importantly, she has proven that the arts has a major role to play in promoting social justice and decolonization in our community. Thank you Miriam.”

-Laura Stovel

“Miriam’s incredible vision and talent has taken Revelstoke from being a small artsy community to its present state as one of the Interior’s major artistic hubs, providing unique cultural offerings and opportunities.  The path she has forged has benefited our community immensely.  Miriam leaves an incredible legacy in the music we hear downtown all summer,  the pieces of art that grace our vibrant alleys and the high level performances we see at our local Performing Arts Centre.”

-Melissa Klages 

General Manager
Maggie is an arts & culture enthusiast as well as an americana songwriter and performer. With an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph, a background in community theatre and years of experience as a booking agent and promoter, Davis recognizes the importance of music, arts and culture to a thriving community’s wellbeing. She is thrilled to be part of the Arts Revelstoke team holding space as the General Manager.

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