The Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) has announced Eric Rhys Miller as their new executive director. Miller takes over for Chris Gilpin, who has moved to a program officer role with the BC Arts Council.
Miller is an arts administrator and community-engaged artist with a background in theatre. He most recently worked as artistic producer for The Only Animal, a theatre company that produces original, often site-specific work, with a focus on place. He also led The Cultch's youth theatre programs in 2014-15 and produced Generation Hot for the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival.
“CACV has reached a new level of vibrancy through its current reorganization, and I am thrilled and humbled to join the organization. As a great believer in the power of community-engaged art practice to advance social possibility, I look forward to working with the staff, board, artists, and volunteers in the Downtown Eastside and beyond,” said Miller.
Valerie Smaller, president of CACV, said, “The board and staff welcomes Eric to the organization for his energy and experience, which will be a tremendous asset to support those involved in community-engaged arts. He will definitely enrich the organization and move us along in our redevelopment process to support a more broadly based community."