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 where he has earned an international reputation as a leading-edge classical and contemporary music programmer. Dave has been on faculty at The Banff Centre and Capilano University and is a frequent curator and speaker at conferences and festivals around the world. He served as Artistic Director of ISCM World New Music Days 2017, the largest new music festival in Canada’s history.
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.
Kevin is a lawyer practicing corporate and commercial law at one of Vancouver’s largest law firms and is on the board of directors of Touchstone Theatre. He is originally from Calgary and has been living and working in Vancouver for the past five years. A fan of the theatre, Kevin enjoys attending theatre productions and has previously performed in Touchstone Theatre’s annual fundraiser, The Lawyer Show. He also sings in a local show tunes choir that performs Broadway music.
Michelle Mason is an award-winning filmmaker from Vancouver, and head of the Documentary Program at Capilano University. Her documentaries explore human rights, peace, justice and reconciliation efforts, inspired by her experiences in international news with CBC London and Washington during Rwanda, Somalia and the Bosnia conflicts. Her teaching and mentoring at Capilano’s School of Motion Picture Arts is inspired by a deep commitment to creating more diverse space in cinema, inspired by her belief in the power of story to heal and inspire.
Gloria has enjoyed several varied careers in the arts as a professional pianist, educator, and arts management leader in programming and resource development. As comfortable with artistic content as business realities, she thrives on contributing to initiatives that serve ever-changing, always evolving communities. In recent years, Gloria has been championing music education by lending strategic and programming guidance for an international project in Hong Kong to revitalize the historic Haw Par Mansion for the creation of a new music institution, and leading an ambitious fundraising program for the Vancouver Academy of Music that includes two major Capital Campaigns for the transformation of Koerner Recital Hall, and for the renewal and expansion of its learning spaces. In addition, delivering Career Development programs and workshops at the Vancouver Academy of Music and UBC’s School of Music continues to be a most rewarding aspect of her activities. Gloria’s portfolio mix has included leading the artistic and operational management of the Vancouver Recital Society as one of North America’s premiere concert presenting organizations, and with a focus on resource development she has been the Associate Director for Donor Relations and Events at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Among her community involvements, Gloria is a board director of Music on Main, has served as a JUNO Awards jury member, and as Vice-Chair of the BC Alliance for Arts and Culture.
Sarah Bakke is the Development and Communications Manager at The Documentary Media Society, producer of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival and Vancouver Podcast Festival. Prior to joining the DOXA team, Sarah worked in a front-of-house management position at The Cinematheque and as Festival Assistant for the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival. She was also formerly a part of the editorial team at SAD Magazine, a Vancouver-based arts and culture publication. Sarah holds a degree in Art, Performance and Cinema Studies from Simon Fraser University, with a special focus in experimental and arthouse film.