Chris Tyrell will be one of the “First Responders” after the keynote address at our AGM on Thursday, November 25.
Chris Tyrell has been involved with the arts since 1976 when he established Presentation House Gallery of Photography and Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver. He has worked as a consultant for many arts organizations including the Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver Film Festival, Bard on the Beach, Granville Island/CMHC, and The Roundhouse. He was a founding member of the BC Touring Council and co-founded the Alliance for Arts and Culture in Vancouver. He has taught at Capilano College and the University of Nice and Emily Carr University (Continuing Studies).
His arts editorials earned two Vancouver Business and the Arts awards; he is the author of Artist Survival Skills: How to Earn a Living as a Canadian Visual Artist and Making It: Case Studies of Successful Canadian Visual Artists.
Chris was involved with CACV during the late 90’s and participated in the consultation that led to the decision to focus on the community arts in Vancouver.