The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm’s length arts funding agency with a legislated mandate to facilitate and promote the creation of art as well as administering funding programs for professional artists in the province.
We are pleased to announce that Anna Wyllie has joined the team at artsnb for the Summer of 2022! Anna comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience from her studies and from past positions she held in various arts organizations in the province. Welcome Anna!
I am very excited to join artsnb as Student Research Intern for Summer 2022.
My name is Anna Wyllie – I am a queer arts administrator and aspiring economist/data scientist heading into my final year of a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at UNB, majoring in Economics and Logistics. I grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick/Wolastoqey territory and have been involved with the arts and music communities here for a decade. I have had the opportunity to work for several NB arts and culture organizations, such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Indigenous Tourism Association of New Brunswick, and Connexion Artist-Run Centre, where I have combined my business acumen and analytic skills from my studies with my passion for the arts.
In my free time, I like to dabble in photography, videography, and multimedia arts, and I have a personal passion for literature and cinema. I also have been furthering my interest in data science and have been learning Python and machine learning basics this spring. I am an avid cyclist, hiker, and traveller eager to explore more of the world and expand my horizons.
This summer I will helping artsnb with research pertaining to diversity, inclusion, and equity policies, as well as analyzing the demographic and career makeup of our current juror lists. I will also be helping to edit and improve our program descriptions in order to make them more comprehensible and straightforward. I’m excited to help foster a New Brunswick arts funding system that is more inclusive, community-engaged and data-driven.
As a provincial entity, the New Brunswick Arts Board acknowledges that it carries out its work on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples. Read the full statement.