Christopher Majka

unnamedChristopher Majka has been an active participant of the arts community in Nova Scotia for over 30 years. A production manager for feature films and television series (Stations, Unexpected Heroes), a publicist for the National Film Board (since 1996), event manager for touring dance companies (Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grand Ballets, Ballet BC, Alberta Ballet, Les Ballet Jazz) since 1991, education coordinator and new music festival manager for Symphony Nova Scotia (1999-2005), producer and publicist for Kinetic Studio (since 2000), publicist for Live Art Dance (1997-2002), regional editor for arts magazines like Cinema Canada, Theatrum, Dance International, editor of Callboard and Scan magazines, programmer and administrator with the Atlantic Film Festival, a member of the Board of Directors of Halifax Dance (1988-1996), Kinetic Studio, the Atlantic Filmmakers Coop, the International Jugglers Association, and in many capacities on countless other projects and organizations.

A founding member of the Nova Scotia Cultural Action Network he advocated relentlessly for the establishment of Arts Nova Scotia. He was one of the inaugural McLean Hunter Fellows in Arts Journalism at the Banff Centre in 1989 and later a resident of the Leighton Artists Colony there. He has been awarded many Canada Council and other grants, is an honorary Killam Fellow at Dalhousie University and in 2003 won the Tom Brydges Award from the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network. As a performer he has taken part in many dance, theatre, circus, and musical productions and has directed several productions for the Theatre Arts Guild and Atlantic Fringe Festival.