Arts Council of New Westminster Staff 2021

Executive Director
Stephen O'Shea
Stephen O'Shea is a dedicated and passionate arts advocate. Growing up in Abbotsford, BC, he is the founding member and bass player of international touring New Wave band You Say Party. He was the Artistic Director of Jam in Jubilee Music Festival for three years and sat on the Board of Directors of the Devon Clifford Music Foundation before moving to New Westminster in the fall of 2013. He is currently the Executive Director of the Arts Council of New Westminster, as well as a member of the City of New Westminster’s Public Art Advisory Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of Tourism New Westminster.
Program Manager
Laura Grady
Laura Grady is passionate about building relationships between artists and the community. As a creative person who has been surrounded by arts and crafts her entire life, Laura values the role art plays in our lives. Through her work, she is committed to programming spaces and opportunities for artists that celebrate inclusion and diversity. Prior to her role as Program Manager with the Arts Council of New Westminster, Laura spent over 15 years as a freelance writer producing content for various newspapers, online publications and National magazines such as Canadian Living and Today's Parent. Laura has volunteered her time and communication skills to multiple organizations, including Union Gospel Mission, Medical Missions International, and The Vancouver International Children's Festival. When not coordinating arts events, Laura enjoys photography, reading, spending time with her family, and learning new arts and craft skills.
Indigenous Curator
Timothy Elijah


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