Updated: Jun 3, 2020
Erin MacLean-Berko has been awarded the 2020 Rozsa Emerging Arts Administrator Award. Although the award is meant to be presented at the Mayor's Lunch for Arts Champions, the lunch had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, and the award was presented to Erin at a Zoom presentation attended by His Worship Naheed Nenshi and members of the Calgary arts and business communities.
The Rozsa Foundation Emerging Arts Administrator Award was established by the Rozsa Foundation and Calgary 2012, and is a legacy project of Calgary’s year as a Cultural Capital of Canada. The cash award honours an emerging arts administrator or manager in the early stages of their career whose dedication and innovation in their field has elevated the work of the artists or arts organization they work for. It is intended to recognize and encourage the role of professional arts managers and administrators who are dedicating their careers to promoting and supporting the work of Calgary’s artists and not-for-profit arts organizations. In an economic climate where budgets and resources are limited, the work of these professionals needs to be as impassioned and creative as the artists and organizations they serve.
Erin MacLean-Berko is Managing Director for the Calgary Boys' Choir Society and Manager for Spiritus Chamber Choir. Simon Mallett, Executive Director for the Rozsa Foundation, describes Erin as "a great community builder, who is always finding ways to support other arts administrators working for smaller organizations."
On behalf of the Board, the Rozsa Foundation Staff as well as our partners, congratulations Erin!