At the beginning of September, 2018, our first ever Executive Director, Rob Fillo, left the Richmond Arts Coalition to pursue his chosen career as a nonprofit business consultant, while continuing his multidisciplinary arts practice with specialties in film, music and public art. We thank Rob for helping our organization thrive, and for taking us to the next level. We hope to honour his legacy by continuing to advocate for and progress arts of all types in Richmond, BC. For more information on Rob Fillo, he can be reached through his website http://robfillo.com .
Taking the reins from Rob is our Interim Executive Director, Andrew Wade.
Wade is a theatre artist with degrees in Acting (BFA) and creative writing (BA) who has spent the vast majority of his life in Richmond, growing up in Steveston and attending Westwind Elementary, Tomekichi Homma Elementary, and Hugh McRoberts Secondary. He was once selected by the Richmond News as one of Richmond’s top ’30 under 30′, and has won awards for his playwriting and acting. He has written and self-produced theatre shows for twenty-three festivals across the country, and participated in dozens of other productions. He can also be found leading the new Steveston Heritage Experience Tours and occasionally working front of house at Gateway Theatre.