Victoria Hutt is a visual artist, designer and writer living in Florenceville-Bristol, NB. Project manager of the Canadian Crafts Federation/ Fédération canadienne des métiers d’art, a national service organization championing Canadian craft, Victoria is a NSCAD design graduate and former executive director of The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery. Victoria has experience in arts administration, not-for-profit management and community development, and is highly involved in wellness and food security initiatives in her community.

DOMENIC BRO, 1st Vice-Chair

Domenic Bro is an active Acadian director and media producer from Tracadie. Mostly self-taught, he is quickly becoming an important figure in Acadian contemporary culture. With his brother François Pierre, they form the duo Les frères Breau, which has created more than 300 videos since 2010 (documentaries, video clips, commercials, short films, etc.).


Darren McLeod lives in Saint John where he serves as senior development and fundraising professional at the University of New Brunswick. He has broad experience in development, fundraising, communication, marketing, and stakeholder engagement for the not-for-profit sector. He has previously worked at the New Brunswick Medical Education Foundation, Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and the Canadian Council on Learning. His voluntary board work has included AIDS New Brunswick and the City of Saint John Community Arts Board where he served as chair for three years.


Jennifer Stead is the Director & Curator of the Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick. She holds a Master of Fine Art, Chancellor’s Gold Medalist from the University of Calgary, an Art Education Diploma from McGill University and a BFA from NSCAD. Along with a successful professional art practice, Ms. Stead has over 25 years of art education experience. Her work is represented in many private, public and corporate collections nationally.


Hubert Francis hails from Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Indian Reserve. Eaglefeather, an internationally award winning rock group lead by Hubert Francis, has been around since 1990, setting itself apart by its unique sound combining traditional chants and contemporary rock. Hubert has also been a cast member of a production titled DRUM! for over 10 years. A musical production based out of Halifax N.S.,produced by Brookes Diamond, DRUM! tells through song and dance the story of the Acadians, Celts and Black cultures and the history of how they came to be in the Maritimes and how the Mi’kmaq people have contributed to their survival on this land.


Jason is a classically trained singer-songwriter and a founding member of the ECMA-nominated band Spoutnique. He has performed as soloist in several operas in NB, was part of Star Académie cohort in 2012, is a recipient of MusicNB’s People’s Choice Award, and has participated in the touring production L’Acadie, un pays qui se raconte. Currently recording his first solo album, Jason is also president of Productions 11 Inc.


Vanessa’s poems and short stories have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, and  her first collection, Our Extraordinary Monsters, has been published. She has worked on Qwerty and The Fiddlehead, for Goose Lane Editions and was artsnb Deputy Director for several years. Vanessa currently sits on the board of the Frye Festival and works as Senior Creative Writer at m5 Marketing Communications. She completed her MA in creative writing at the University of New Brunswick.


Christiana Myers is a curator, writer, artist, and museum educator based in Menagoesg/Saint John, New Brunswick. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University and a MLitt Curatorial Practice from the Glasgow School of Art. She has undertaken curatorial projects in Atlantic Canada, Montreal, Finland, and Scotland, and now works closely with The New Brunswick Museum, the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, and Third Space Gallery. Her recent writing on disability and access, public art, and the intersection of art with climate justice have appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, and publications by the Owen’s Art Gallery, Goose Lane Editions, and the Banff Centre for the Arts.


Dr. César Suárez is a Venezuelan-Canadian classical musician, with a doctorate from Michigan State University. He has more than thirty-five years of successful performing, teaching experience and orchestra conducting in different countries. In Venezuela, César was notably the Orchestra Conductor, viola and violin teacher of Sistema Monagas and the Monagas State Symphony Orchestra Conductor in the city of Maturín from 2009 to 2017. Since 2017, César has resided in Canada where he has worked as the orchestra conductor of Sistema New Brunswick, Saint John, and the Saint John Youth Orchestra.


Cécile LePage, Director (acting), Arts and Culture Branch, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Jean-Pierre Caissie, Executive Director, New Brunswick Arts Board


The New Brunswick Arts Board is the statutory arm’s length funding agency whose professional juried grant programs support the work of New Brunswick artists. The nine-member volunteer Board also advises the Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture on cultural policy and provides cultural leadership in the province.
To obtain further information, visit the government’s web site or contact the Chair or Executive Director.