Executive and Artistic Director, ArtSpring

Howard Jang

British Columbia

Howard Jang is an internationally respected arts leader, and he is currently the Executive and Artistic Director of ArtSpring, a performing and visual arts centre on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Before moving to Salt Spring Island, Howard was the Vice President, Arts and Leadership at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.  He has also held leadership positions with the Arts Club Theatre, Ballet BC, Winnipeg Symphony and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He also served as Professor of Professional Practice at the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, and Director of the SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

He has been an active member of several volunteer boards and committees and served as Chair of Tourism Vancouver in 2011/2012 and was a member of the Board of the Canada Council for the Arts from 2012-2016.