Board & Staff

Stephanie Vegh
Executive Director

Born in Hamilton, Stephanie Vegh studied Art and Comparative Literature at McMaster University before leaving for the Glasgow School of Art to complete her MFA.  She returned to Hamilton in 2007 where she continues to create art and write essays and reviews for various galleries and publications in Canada and the United Kingdom while staying active in Hamilton’s arts community as a past Board member of Hamilton Artists Inc. and Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts (formerly The Print Studio) and her role as a member of the Supercrawl Curatorial Committee.  She is a two-time recipient of an Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Project Grant and the 2016 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Arts Management.

Both her passion for her hometown and her experience of Glasgow's lively post-industrial arts scene fuel her commitment to the Hamilton Arts Council as Executive Director. Since taking on the role in 2011, Stephanie has implemented an organizational shift from arts programing to communications and advocacy, working to promote the works of artists and organizations in Hamilton while raising awareness around issues that impact their careers. Serving this mission involves juggling many tasks on a daily basis, from writing and speaking at City Hall to attending to the day-to-day financial needs of this small-scale charitable organization to the more enjoyable task of providing professional guidance to artists on an individual basis.

 

Recent Blog Posts
  • Job Opportunity: Public Programs Officer

    Like many non-profit arts organizations in our city, the Hamilton Arts Council is sustained by the exceptional efforts of a very small team of dedicated...

  • Audience as Ally

    Luke Brown is a Hamilton-based theatre creator. He is currently serving as Associate Director for Theatre Aquarius and is the founder of Flat Earth Global...

  • INTERVIEW WITH DAVID FALLIS

    David Fallis (Artistic Director, The Toronto Consort; Music Director, Opera Atelier) in conversation with HAC Board member and Hammer Baroque Artistic...

  • Interview with Recordist Alison Melville

    This week, Hamilton Arts Council Board member and Hammer Baroque Artistic Director Bud Roach presents the second installment of his new blog...

  • Interview with Cellist Alex Grant

    This week, Hamilton Arts Council Board member Bud Roach begins a new video blog series featuring in-depth conversations with members of the arts community....

  • A Labour of Love

    Rachel Mercer is Artistic Director of the 5 at the First Chamber Music Series. She joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra as Associate Principal Cello in...

  • Singing the Praises of Business Volunteer for the Arts

    Submitted by the John Laing Singers (JLS), on behalf of the JLS Board of Directors. JLS is a 28-voice chamber choir in the Hamilton-Burlington area,...

  • LivingArts: The Next Chapter

    Some of our more loyal readers will have no doubt noticed a distinct lack of new LivingArts blog posts these past couple months; I, for one, have definitely...

  • Tips to Help "Fit-In" Practicing Into A Busy Schedule

    By Ian Green

    I am the first to admit: we are all very busy! We all have challenges (some more than others) with managing time. In our busy lives, we...

  • The Turning Tide in Arts Funding

    After a busy winter of arts advocacy on the budgetary front, we have seen some very positive developments that bode well for the future of the arts. The...