Announcing Interim Executive Director

Latitude 53’s Board of Directors are proud to announce, Michelle Schultz, as the Interim Executive Director for the Edmonton artist-run centre. The interim period will begin on October 1, 2018 and run for one year.

Michelle Schultz has extensive experience as an arts administrator and curator. She brings experience having worked in public and private institutions in Canada, the US and UK for more than eight years. She studied History of Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Alberta before moving to London, UK to complete her MA in Contemporary Art from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She was a founding member of GALERIE8, an East London project and exhibition space, and worked with various institutions including Somerset House, Frieze Art Fair and Whitechapel Gallery, as well as publications Ibraaz and DailyServing. She spent three years in Los Angeles, US where she was Director of emerging contemporary art gallery GUSFORD, and most recently was the Director of dc3 Art Projects and Bookshop in Edmonton, AB. She currently sits on the Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Committee and the Advisory Group for the 10 Year Arts & Heritage Plan 2019-2029 currently under development by the Edmonton Arts Council.

Additionally, Schultz has extensive insight into the operations and legacy of Latitude 53. She’s been involved with it for more than a decade, in various capacities. Schultz has engaged as an active volunteer and Special Events Committee member from 2006-09, and most recently as a member of the Board of Directors from 2015-18.

While the Interim Executive Director oversees the operations of the organization from October 2018-October 2019, the Board of Directors remains committed to hiring an Executive Director for one of Alberta’s leading contemporary art centres. The Board of Directors feels it’s imperative for the vitality of the cultural institution to have strong and committed leadership in place during this time of significant transition. The Executive Director search remains ongoing.

For more information about the Executive Director position, please contact the Board at board@latitude53.org.

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