Working Through Executive Transition

What does an arts organization do when its co-founder and long-term Executive Director, someone who has led the organization for fifteen years, decides to move on to new opportunities? 

For some organizations, this could be a time of great crisis and upheaval. In the case of PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh), it was an opportunity to initiate contingency plans the Board of Directors had put into place in anticipation of this eventuality.

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.

The PuSh Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe.