VP of Programming, Arts Commons

Sarah Garton Stanley (SGS)

Last updated: December 5, 2023

Sarah/SGS is VP of Programming at Arts Commons in Calgary and co-stewards  historic Birchdale. Formerly the Artistic Producer for the National Creation Fund (NAC). As part of her PhD, in Cultural Studies at Queen’s, she created  Massey & Me: Conversations at the End of Theatre. This  five-part series formally references the CBC Massey Lectures, and it reflects critically on the genealogical, political, and administrative structures that house professional theatre in Canada.

She is co-founder of SpiderWebShow and FOLDA,  the Baby Grand Theatre, was the 1st female Artistic Director at Buddies in Bad Times, and was the inaugural Artistic Associate for The Magnetic North Theatre Festival.

SGS was named a 2022 Arne Bengt Johansson Fellow at The Banff Forum and returned in 2023. She was recently appointed to the board of Alberta Theatre and the Buddies Leadership Advisory Pilot and the National Advisory for the Creation Fund.

SGS is co-authoring Manifesto for Now with Owais Lightwala.

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