Glen Foster

Chair: Arts Committee

Members:

Glen Foster, David McKenzie, Maureen Marcotte, Peter Gillies, Greg Stone, Hannah Ranger, Kathryn Drysdale, Marjolijn Thie-ter Beek, John Barkley, Diane Lemire, Mareilyn Smith, Karel Aelterman, Stephanie Hill, Robert Snikkar.

Mandate:

The Arts Council’s overall mandate is to identify, consider, make proposals and act as needed regarding issues of concern to the arts community. It will work to:

Create networking opportunities between individual artists and arts groups; support artist members; promote Wakefield and area arts initiatives by increasing the visibility and viability of the arts; seek funding and sponsorships for local artists and arts groups; work with other Chamber councils to realize synergies to help the community as a whole.

 Major Initiatives:

  • Brochure of artists/artisans, and website directory for members.
  • Developing a mentorship program for young artists and artisans.
  • Working with the CLD and other regional arts group to create a “Route des Arts.”
  • Developing an artist education program with Culture Outaouais.
  • Working towards creating a commercial art gallery in Wakefield.