Board & Directors
Dr. Rob Budde
Dr. Rob Budde has taught creative writing at the University of Northern British Columbia since 2001. He has published eight books (poetry, novels, interviews, and short fiction) and appeared in numerous literary magazines. His most recent books are declining america and Dreamland Theatre.
Roanne Whitticase holds a Bachelors in Community Health Sciences and is a practicing visual and sculptural artist. Roanne was an integral part of the formation and launching the Omineca Arts Centre, and was the society's first director.
Jennifer Annais Pighin
Jennifer is a visual artist and art teacher in Prince George, BC. She is a proud member of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation with Wet’suwet’un, French Canadian, and Italian ancestry. Jennifer holds a BA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr, a Bachelor of Education - Specialisation in Art from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in First Nations Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia.
Emily Carr University of Art+Design
Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have an enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy. We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world.
Living Labs specializes in the initiation of creative projects and social venture as part of the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The centre builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building, and works with an extensive network of educators, mentors, artists, curators and cultural producers. Since 2015 Living Labs has been working in various capacities in Prince George in connection with Emily Carr’s campus at the Wood Innovation Design Centre.
Two Rivers Gallery
Two Rivers Gallery is a vital centre for visual art in Prince George and the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. Our mandate is to engage and inspire people through interaction with art by presenting compelling exhibitions and stimulating programs that improve the quality of life and cultural well being of our communities. Our mission is to encourage lifelong learning through the arts; create an environment for vigorous artistic and cultural expression; and provide opportunities for diverse experiences through participation and exhibition.