MEDIA RELEASE: New Executive Director

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For Immediate Release

November 14, 2019

Arts Council of the Central Okanagan Announces New Executive Director

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is pleased to introduce their new Executive Director, Kirsteen McCulloch.

Born and raised in Kelowna, Kirsteen recently returned to the Okanagan after many years in the lower mainland as a director of large projects for Telus. She has an extensive background in business and project management and brings a vast skill set that will serve the growth and development ARTSCO as the regional arts council that serves the local community and fuels the creative economy.

“I see the vital role ARTSCO plays in the central Okanagan and am thrilled to be an advocate for the artistic community. At my core I’m a people person, who finds inspiration in connecting people with purpose, creating environments where creativity thrives and delivering exceptional business results. I look forward to amplifying the vision of ARTSO; to enable a vibrant and empowered arts community.” says McCulloch.

Previous Executive Director, Dustyn Baulkham, takes his leave after a highly successful two year run with the council, during which time he assisted in facilitating a new strategic plan and helped to implement and run new programs such as Culture Couch, a media source for local artists to announce and share their work with audiences all over the world, and the brand new Kelowna Fringe Festival, a hugely successful collaborative project with sold-out shows every night which brought international theatre performers to Kelowna this fall.

Regarding the transition, Baulkham says “I am excited to welcome Kirsteen as the new Executive Director and I want to thank the community for working with me over the past two years as we grew and better aligned the organization with the communities need. I look forward to supporting Kirsteen as she delivers on ARTSCO’s vision of a vibrant and empowered arts community.”


For more information, please contact:
Kirsteen McCulloch
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250-861-4123 x 110 or 778.760.4718

About the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan
The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) is a non-profit charity that serves the Central Okanagan’s artistic community and fuels the creative economy through advocacy, empowerment, and partnership