Katharine Carol VICFS Artistic and Executive Director

Vancouver, BC:  The Board of Directors for the Vancouver International Children's Festival Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Katharine Carol as its new Artistic and Executive Director.

It is our pleasure to welcome Katharine to this key position. As we move forward with a new strategic direction for the Children’s Festival, we are confident that she will make a significant contribution to the revitalization of this world-renowned event,” said Paul Dumontet, Chair, VICFS Board of Directors.

Katharine Carol has more than sixteen years experience as a producer and artistic director of festivals, theatre productions and corporate events. Most recently she was the Cultural Olympiad Program

Manager for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Katharine’s previous projects include Winterruption, Island Vogue and Canada Day celebrations on Granville Island. She has enjoyed a

lengthy affiliation with Public Dreams Society as artistic director for the signature events Illuminares, Circus of Dreams and Parade of the Lost Souls. Katharine was associate artistic director for The

Fireweavers who performed at the Athens 2004 Olympic Summer Games.

Katharine holds a BFA from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and an MA from the Central School of Speech and Drama in the United Kingdom.

“I am delighted to accept the position of Artistic and Executive Director for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival”, said Katharine. “The Festival is an integral component of Vancouver’s artistic

landscape so the opportunity to lead the outstanding team in the creation of future festivals is a privilege.”

Katharine will begin her new role in September 2010.

About the VICFS

A non-profit registered charity established in 1978, the Vancouver International Children's Festival Society produces the Vancouver International Children's Festival (VICF). The most renowned festival of performing arts for young audiences in North America, the VICF presents the world’s finest music, theatre, dance, circus arts, puppetry and storytelling, as well as hands-on arts activities, workshops and roving entertainers for the entire family.

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