Claire Halpern

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Claire Halpern is a senior Arts and Culture administrator with over ten years experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill university and a Master’s in Tourism Policy and Planning from the University of Waterloo. For the past decade, Claire has worked in both the private and public sectors to support, enhance and expand the valuable role that the arts can and should play in the community. Highlights of her earlier work include doubling the annual operating budget at the Burnaby Arts Council, expanding the online presence of the North Vancouver Arts Council through marketing and communications planning, and finding new funding streams for the BC Brain Injury Association. 

Most recently, Claire worked as the Manager of Cultural Development for the City of White Rock, in Metro Vancouver. During her time in White Rock, she led public art projects, organized special events, and successfully obtained numerous grants. She created the City’s first public art locations plan and the City’s first cultural strategic plan. In addition, Claire was the lead staff member and grant writer for the City’s Canada 150 project. The application was successful, and brought in the largest arts grant ever awarded to the City. Claire recently moved to Dartmouth and is excited to bring her expertise in arts management and strategic planning to the Maritimes.