The Alliance for Arts + Culture’s Board of Directors reluctantly announces the departure of executive director Rob Gloor in mid-June.
Gloor has accepted the position of executive director at West Vancouver’s performing arts venue, Kay Meek Centre, effective June 21.
The board will conduct a rigorous national search for his successor to ensure a smooth transition, beginning shortly.
Alliance board president Tammy Hampel said she is pleased for Gloor and for Kay Meek Centre. "The entire board joins me in expressing congratulations to Rob, and our appreciation for all of his contributions and accomplishments during his time with the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture,” said Hampel. "The Alliance, under Rob's leadership, has flourished and I am confident that the organization is healthy and in a strong position to be embarking on the next phase.”
In his four years with the Alliance, Gloor has led the organization through the launch of a new strategic plan, vision, and rebranding, including an expanded provincial mandate. Under his leadership, the Alliance’s advocacy efforts have been strengthened and significant strides have been made in the development and support of research on our sector. Improved support services and resources and have been implemented to better serve the Alliance’s membership, which has grown to over 400 organizations, artists, and cultural workers across the province.
The Alliance is looking to the future, preparing for our provincial conference, re:generation / BC Cultural Roundtable 2016, taking place June 9 in New Westminster. The conference focuses on the next generation of leadership in all cultural disciplines and sectors across our province. Gloor will stay on with the Alliance through to the conference.
“The past four years have seen exciting change and growth for the Alliance, including a massive public consultation on provincial cultural policy which helped us to build a productive and respectful relationship with the BC Government," said Gloor. "And we have expanded our services to better serve arts and culture employers through group programs for extended health coverage, general insurance, human resources support, and an RRSP program. Our efforts to build capacity in the sector were possible through the support of a top notch board and staff, for which I am very grateful. They have created momentum that will continue on as the Alliance moves forward under new leadership."
The Alliance is proud of Rob’s exceptional contributions to both the organization and to the arts, culture, and heritage sector and wish him much success in his new role at Kay Meek Centre.