The Sled Island Arts Fellowship is thrilled to announce the appointment of Maud Salvi as its Executive Director!
Maud was most recently the Artistic Producer of the POP Montréal International Music Festival, where she gained valuable experience with all aspects of festival production and partnership development, and was able to witness first-hand the significant positive impact that community-focused music and arts festivals such as Pop Montréal and Sled Island have on their communities. Notably, while at Pop Montréal, Maud played an essential role in raising funds and establishing partnerships required to support a massive free outdoor show featuring Arcade Fire that celebrated the 10th anniversary of Pop Montréal and attracted over 100,000 people.
Sled Island is very excited to welcome Maud to Calgary and to her new position as Executive Director. Maud brings with her years of music industry and event production experience and will work together with the festival’s existing board of directors, dedicated staff and volunteers and countless partners to develop Sled Island as a sustainable leading North American music and arts festival that celebrates culture and builds community. In Maud’s own words,
"Seeing Hot Snakes play Dicken’s last June was one of the musical highlights of my year. It was my first time coming to Sled Island and I remember thinking, “I could see myself working for this festival - but it’s in Calgary." I didn’t realize then that it was actually what made it so relevant. Over the course of this process, I started thinking of Calgary as a place of possibilities and the more I learn about the festival and soak up its spirit, I understand why Sled Island makes Calgarians so proud and the sense of ownership they feel over it. I am honoured and thrilled that the board of directors trusted me to fill this position and I am looking forward to meeting all the people who together make the festival what it is."
The full media release is available for download here.