Mhiran Faraday

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Mhiran has lived, worked, studied, and explored various regions across Canada. Though she started as a Statistics major in university, Mhiran quickly realized that her passion was to work in the arts – not as a performer or maker, but as someone that leads and supports others in their success: first in theatre production as an Equity Stage Manager, and eventually in music administration primarily with the Banff Centre, Symphony Nova Scotia, and as Executive Director of Debut Atlantic – a pan-Atlantic classical music touring network on the east coast of Canada as well as contracts with Gros Morne Summer Music, Gryphon Trio, grant writing, and organizational strategic planning & operations. Currently, she splits her time between the mountains and the ocean, having recently returned to work remotely for the Banff Centre to manage and produce the triennial Banff International String Quartet Competition and Laureate Career Development as well as the String Quartet Festival, which in 2020, pivoted to an online event with concerts organized across North America for streaming. A Canada Council Fellow with the International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA), Mhiran is part of a working group promoting and developing environmental sustainability practices for ISPA in a global context, but with a particular interest in the Canadian sector. She has been active as a peer assessor with Canada Council, juror with ECMA, on selection committees and led conversations for CAPACOA and the APA, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Arts Nova Scotia as Vice-Chair of the Board and as a member of the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.