The Indian River Festival board of directors has announced the appointment of Kate Gracey-Stewart as its new executive director.
“The Indian River Festival has many opportunities for growth right now, and we are thrilled to have a leader who understands the performing arts sector,” says Fred Martin, president of the Indian River Festival board of directors. “Kate brings a wealth of knowledge to this role and is the right person to guide the Indian River Festival into the future while nurturing and preserving its history and origins.”
Gracey-Stewart has over 15 years of experience in the business and performing arts sectors both as an independent consultant and in management roles with organizations like Atlantic Presenters Association, Music P.E.I. and the East Coast Music Association. She also brings a diverse background that includes experience in project management, strategic planning, and communications.
In recent years, through her work at the Atlantic Presenters Association, Gracey-Stewart has been involved in creating and implementing an annual conference to further the development and sustainability of the festival-presenting sector in Atlantic Canada. She looks forward to taking this knowledge to the Indian River Festival as she leads them into their 25th anniversary year.