Already making huge in her role as Artist Services & Community Engagement Coordinator, we are thrilled to introduce our brilliant new addition to the team, Erica Binder.
Erica came to Vancouver from Red Deer, Alberta, to pursue studies in music. She holds an undergraduate degree in Trumpet Performance and a master’s in Business Management from the Sauder School of Business. She currently lives and works on the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), and šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam) peoples.
Erica is a passionate advocate for the arts and gains continued inspiration from working with creative people. She hopes to use her unique combination of business literacy and non-profit experience to build better, more sustainable avenues for artists to do what they do best: create.
On joining the team, Erica said:
“I’ve been loving getting to know each and every one of our artists for this year, and I’m so excited to help bring Vancouver Fringe to life both now in 2023 and beyond. I feel incredibly positive about the spectacular Festival we have in store and I can’t wait to share it all with our vibrant community.”
Martin Alldred, Operations Manager said:
“We are really happy to have Erica join us at Vancouver Fringe; she will be a great addition to the team. We feel lucky to have someone in the role with such enthusiasm, experience, and energy. I am sure the artists will be in good hands, and we can’t wait to have Erica help further build our community engagement.”
In addition to making sure our Fringe artists are well taken care of, Erica also gigs as freelance musician and regularly performs with local math-rock band ‘Girlsnails.’ She also loves to explore the great outdoors, and can be found hiking, rock-climbing, and gravel biking all around beautiful British Columbia, as well as riding her bike to the office every day (rain or shine).
Erica’s favourite production – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Simon Stephens