The Board of the annual Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is a group of individuals who work hard each year to ensure that the Festival is an absolute success…all with a smile on their face. Guiding their activities are the organization’s following core intentions:
To be the leading street performance festival…one that artists want to perform at, audiences want to experience, and sponsors and funders want to support.
To contribute to the evolution of the international street performing tradition by promoting excellence; fostering the development of local, regional and international talent; and ensuring the annual festival is accessible to the whole community.
First of its kind in North America, StreetFest is recognized as one of the top festivals on the global street performing circuit. Often cited as the ‘best loved’ and ‘favorite’ of the city’s festivals, StreetFest’s grassroots popularity has been fueled by the affordability and accessibility of its programming. The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival requires no ticket to join the Festival Fun and is available to all ages, all abilities and all walks of life.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair – Karen Dalman
Vice Chair – Jill Wright
Treasurer – Speros Vlassopoulos
Secretary – Carol Watson
Director – Jenni Makahnouk
Director – Andy Sims
Although saying thank you to the people who care, guide and steer StreetFest through its journey to our audiences is never enough, we sincerely thank each and every one of the current and past Board Chairs and Board Members that have been with us over the last 38 years. We truly could not exist without you!