Neil Harrower takes on a new role in the Arts BC/Assembly of British Columbia Arts Councils.

Nelson’s Neil Harrower named executive director of Arts BC/Assembly of British Columbia Arts Councils

His duties will involve the management of the provincial arts service organization with a mandate to support, develop and promote arts.

Anyone who knows Neil Harrower from his years as director of the Capitol Theatre, may have noticed a bigger smile from him than usual.

Harrower has won the Arts BC competition for the position of executive director of Arts BC/Assembly of British Columbia Arts Councils.

His duties will involve the general management  of the provincial arts service organization with a mandate to support, develop and promote the role that arts and culture take in building sustainable, vibrant and economically diverse communities.

Ron Robinson, president of the Nelson and District Arts Council, noted that: “When we hired Neil as our executive director, we knew we were getting years of experience and obviously others were impressed with his skill set.

“We supported his application for that position.”

For the City of Nelson, it adds another key provincial arts person to its numbers.

The executive director of the British Columbia Touring Council, Joanna Maratta, also resides in Nelson.

Harrower will continue his work with NDAC and his own local business — Harrowerarts: Arts Administration and Consulting.

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