Amanda is an arts administrator with a particular interest in arts service organizations. Her freelance and consulting work involves communications, events and project management, and she's interested in creating resources and tools that support the non-profit arts and culture sector in BC. In addition to her role at GVPTA, Amanda works with Actsafe Safety Association, coordinating its annual conference focused on health and safety in the arts and entertainment industries. She previously worked with the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture as Director of Communications, and currently serves as Board President of CARFAC BC, the collective voice for professional visual artists in British Columbia.
Rick is a seasoned arts writer/editor and digital storyteller with special interest in lifestyle, media arts, and culture. He started out at CBC Vancouver as a producer before working in education, public policy, marketing, and non-profit. Rick has also contributed to Vancouver Is Awesome, News1130, BC Living, and Montecristo Magazine. He has documented and blogged about Vancouver’s evolving cultural scene for over a decade.
Combining his background in music and experience in business, Bryan joined the Arts Club Theatre Company in 2005, and is currently the Director of Sales & Marketing. Over his tenure, he has focused on innovative data-driven strategies to grow audiences and patron loyalty and improve the intrinsic impact of the art for both patrons and artists. Bryan is also on the Board of Directors of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture and is a regular presenter at the Tessitura Learning & Community Conference.
Belle comes from a background in arts administration and is a professional trained stage manager for theatre, opera, and live events. She is currently a Social/Cultural Planner with the City of Vancouver's Chinatown Transformation Team, part of a specialized team working towards UNESCO World Heritage Status for Chinatown. Belle’s work sits at the intersection of arts and culture, and advocates for race, cultural histories, and representation as important factors in arts and cultural policies in order to accurately represent Canada’s demographics. Belle currently serves on the Board of Directors for Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), and previously served on the City of Vancouver’s Arts and Culture Policy Committee.
Ace is a Vancouver based theatre practitioner and interdisciplinary performer. Working primarily for the Arts Club Theatre, Ace has helped to create over 100 local productions as a TD/PM and occasional designer. Ace also designs the sets and props and stage manages for Paul Anthony's Talent Time - a local variety/comedy TV show that now features on Amazon Prime. In addition to his work in the theatre, Ace is active in Vancouver as a musician releasing and performing his own music and performance art, as well as part of an experimental music duo Echuta. Ace hopes that with the GVPTA he can help be an advocate for safe work practices and fair pay compensation in theatre.