Belfast Creative Coalition is very pleased to announce that Emily Baer will be taking on the role of Executive Director in August of this year, following the departure of outgoing Executive Director Kimberly Callas.
Emily comes to Belfast Creative Coalition with a rich background in the arts, both as a practicing artist herself and in administrative roles that have afforded her much experience in enriching the creative economy. Most recently, her work has centered around creating market access and professional development opportunities for Wabanaki artists across Maine. She also serves as the Chief Editor of Pine Pitch Press in Portland. Emily brings a full background in fundraising, coordinating, and communications to BCC.
Emily received her B.S. in English and B.S. in Art from the University of Maine at Farmington, and in addition to her history of work in arts and administration also has years of experience serving on Boards of Directors for several arts and nonprofit organizations. These include Greendrinks Portland, serving on the Board’s Grants Committee, and The Theater Project in Brunswick.
Emily will be continuing BCC’s work of cultivating arts and culture in Waldo County, by continuing to promote our local culture through BCC’s online promotional website of cultural directory and events, coordinating the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, running the Cultivate Farm and Art Tour programs, and continuing the the creative economy study of Waldo County in partnership with Americans For The Arts and the Maine Arts Commission – as well as introducing her own new ideas and innovation. Belfast Creative Coalition is thrilled that she is taking on the Executive Director role as the organization enters this new chapter.
Photo credit: Emily Baer