Community Arts Council of Vancouver Names Executive Director

The Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) have announced their entry into a new organizational phase with the hiring of Chris Gilpin as executive director.

Gilpin brings a strong background in arts administration and community engagement, and previously worked as executive director for Vancouver Poetry House and director of development for Thursdays Writing Collective. He serves as treasurer of Spoken Word Canada and director-at-large for the Accordion Noir Society.

“CACV’s Board welcomes Chris to the organization as both a community engaged artist, and an individual who possesses superior administrative knowledge and skills," CACV's president, Pierre Leichner, said in a press release. "He will be a tremendous asset as we refocus the organization’s mission. Chris will insure we remain a major leading resource and networking body for community arts people and organizations in Vancouver."

For more information contact Chris Gilpin at 604.681.2715 or visit

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