Project Lead (2016-2018)
Becka Viau, BFA, MFA, is an artistic leader in Prince Edward Island and is celebrated for her capacity to manage multi venue and interdisciplinary events, engage various levels of government through fundraising and partnerships. She pushes the boundaries of artist as manager and thrives in the role of a multi disciplinary festival artistic director. She has extensive experience managing and coordinating multi-venue events including, but not limited to, Art in the Open, Reading Town PEI, the Island Literary Awards and the ECMA Community Linkages Program. She has been involved in management roles for events ranging in size from community outdoor film series to 15,000 person capacity concert series. Her collaborative approach is key to her successes and her ability to build focused teams and reach varied audiences allows her to communicate across a broad funding base.
Her passion for collaborative leadership and creative team building drives her professional approach. With extensive project management experience, specializing in multi-disciplinary program and event development, she has created and lead teams as a curator, educator, project manager/coordinator and artistic director of arts collectives, artist run non-profit organizations and contemporary art festivals and events.
Becka Viau believes in the social impact of connecting people to and fostering the creation and dissemination of a high standard of contemporary art and critical discourse.