The 110 Arts Cooperative Board of Directors is comprised of 2 representatives from each of our member organizations, one of whom is a staff member and one from that organization’s own board of directors. While sitting on the board, these individuals make consensus-based decisions that are in the best interest of the 110 Arts Cooperative, as what benefits the co-op also benefits our members.
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David Pay is the founder and Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Music on Main for which he has earned an international reputation as one of today’s leading-edge classical and contemporary music programmers. Since 2006, the series has produced more than 350 classical, new, and genre-bending music events with in excess of 1000 musicians and over 100 world premieres, leading The Huffington Post to write that Dave’s programming has “spanned the range of human experience.”
He has served on faculty at The Banff Centre and Capilano University and was Artistic Director of the ISCM World New Music Days 2017 held in Vancouver.
Roy Surette was Touchstone’s Artistic Director from 1984 to 1997. He returned in July 2017 to Touchstone Theatre after twenty years: ten where he enjoyed island living as Artistic Director for the beautiful Belfry Theatre in Victoria and ten at the helm of Montreal’s esteemed Centaur Theatre in Montreal where he was Artistic & Executive Director. Much of his career has involved championing new work and Canadian playwrights and he is proud and happy to be back home working in Vancouver’s resilient and inspiring cultural community. He has received multiple awards as a director, has directed across Canada, including for National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, Shaw Festival, The Arts Club Theatre, The Vancouver Playhouse, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary, Axis Theatre, Carousel Theatre and productions in Scotland and Australia. Roy has had the great pleasure of working with many incredible theatre makers since graduating from Studio 58 a long, long time ago.
Roger was born in England, schooled in Los Angeles, and at University of California, Davis (Medieval English lit) and University of British Columbia (Film Studies). He taught English in Pennsylvania and English + Film Studies in Vancouver at Langara College and Film Studies at Douglas College.
He plays in a topical folk band called Fraser Union with six recorded albums, has performed at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Wells ArtsFest, Vancouver Island MusicFest, and hundreds of other venues, especially for benefits.
As well as on the board of 110 Arts Co-operative, he currently serves as Assistant Chair on the board of DOXA Documentary Film Festival and is on the organizing committees of Jericho Folk Club and Tipper Supper Concert Series.
Selina Crammond is the Director of Programming at DOXA Documentary Film Festival. She is passionate about all things people, art and social justice. Selina has worked and volunteered with a number of organizations including Vancouver International Film Festival, CBC Radio, CiTR Radio and Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. Her love for the arts extends to her downtime as she plays drums in Supermoon, currently signed to Mint Records. Selina earned a degree in Communication and Film Studies from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is an associate of SFU’s Institute for Humanities.
Susan Dickson retired from the Vancouver School Board in 2014 after 15 years as a Secondary School Drama teacher. During that time she taught creative drama, acting, directing, scriptwriting, film and video production and technical theatre. She was Fine Arts Department Head for six years. During her teaching career she produced and directed numerous shows from One Act Play Festivals, to Shakespeare and Musicals.
Prior to teaching Susan worked as an Independent Marketing and Research Consultant in the Motion Picture Industry where she conducted a variety of studies for the Canadian and BC entertainment industries. She has served on the Board of Touchstone Theatre since 2013. She holds a BA (Fine Arts), a BEd and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
As Advisor to the CEO at Vancity, Canada’s largest community-based credit union, Paula Martin is accountable for ensuring awareness of Vancity’s values-based approach to banking and leveraging its relationship with the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, as well as other national and international organizations.
Previously Paula served as Senior Vice President of Member Engagement overseeing marketing, communications, and digital and community engagement and as VP of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, providing communications counsel to the Vancity Group’s executive leadership team and Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Vancity, Paula was Director of Public Affairs for the University of British Columbia, where she oversaw internal and external communications, issues management, media relations, and community relations. Paula also has a background in journalism—as a producer for CBC Radio national current affairs and a reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press. She studied journalism for four years at Ottawa’s Carleton University School of Journalism and is professionally accredited through the International Association of Business Communicators.
Chris Sklar is an Architect and Principal of Lodge Architecture. Born and raised in Vancouver, Chris travelled the world working for award-winning firms in Rotterdam, Berlin, and New York before returning home to hang up his shingle in 2017.
Chris grew up listening to classical music with his family and, as a young man, worked at Vancouver’s Magic Flute. The record shop helped connect Chris to Vancouver’s rich music community and form relationships that continue today on the board of Music on Main.