The Indefinite Arts Centre, Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karly Mortimer as Director, Artist and Program Development. She will be joining the organization on May 7, 2018.
The Centre, guided by its new five-year strategic plan, is aiming to move from being a disability service organization to becoming an arts organization serving artists with disabilities, and this position is critical in ensuring that all of our 300+ artists are supported in their practice, and that their works are celebrated and showcased locally and globally.
Karly is an accomplished visual artist, whose works have been on display locally and abroad. Her experience in the arts intersects with initiatives and organizations such as Calgary 2012, Untitled Art Society, and Contemporary Art Gallery of Calgary. She managed public programs and outreach at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity from 2013 to 2017, and during this time, launched initiatives that connected the arts to underrepresented groups such as Indigenous and new Canadian communities.
She has a BA (Psychology) and BFA (Drawing), and has studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, the University of Calgary, the New York Studio Residency Program, and Duncan of Jordanstone in Scotland.