The Annual General Meeting of the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE) on November 26, 2018, approved bylaw amendments and motions to change the structure of PACE and, more importantly, to focus its purpose and activities going forward. 

The membership of PACE now is closed to feature only the organization’s Board of Directors. The Board can add new membership by signing on new members of the Board with a simple majority vote.

Going forward, the Board of Directors will focus on two activities only: a) staging the #YEGVotesArts campaign for the six months preceding every Edmonton municipal election and b) organizing and hosting between 2 and 4 Arts Salons a year on topics of high interest to Edmonton’s arts community.

The intention for the organization going forward is to position PACE more as a service and educational organization to the arts community in Edmonton.

The new Board of Directors held an organizational meeting on December 11, 2018. Here is the new executive of PACE for the 2018/19 and 2019/2020 fiscal years:

Chair, Kate Stashko

Vice-Chair, Rayanne Haines

Treasurer, Jacek Malec

Secretary (vacant)

Past-Chair, Ken Davis

Kate Stashko is a professional dancer with the Good Women Dance Collective. Rayanne Haines is executive director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival and is a published author and poet. Jacek Malek is executive director of Harcourt House Artist Run Centre. Ken Davis is director of marketing and communications for the Citadel Theatre.

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