The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is pleased to announce that Sanjay Shahani will lead the organization as its next executive director.
Mr. Shahani is an arts administrator, filmmaker and theatre producer from Toronto, whose career in the arts has spanned over 25 years.
Regarding the board-led hiring committee’s selection, Anne Ferguson-Switzer, EAC Board Chair, said “Sanjay’s many years of experience in the arts, along with his deep understanding of community engagement and inclusion, made him the perfect candidate to lead the EAC. We found Sanjay inspiring to speak with, and look forward to working with him to advance the goals of Edmonton’s arts and cultural communities for years to come.”
Sanjay Shahani has 14 years experience in granting agencies, having worked for the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and most recently, the Ontario Trillium Foundation—an agency of the Government of Ontario, and Canada’s largest granting foundation. While working as a Theatre Officer for the Canada Council, Mr. Shahani’s file included Edmonton theatre companies, providing him with the opportunity to visit Edmonton on more than one occasion.
Sanjay Shahani takes over the position as executive director from Paul Moulton, who led the Edmonton Arts Council from May 2013 to January 2016.
Mr. Shahani will be at the Edmonton Arts Council Annual General Meeting on June 6, 7:00 pm at the Varscona Theatre. Click here for more information about the AGM, and how to RSVP.