As a second-generation Nelsonite, Sydney Black pioneers her influence as a passionate ambassador for the arts and culture of the region. With over 8 years at the helm of her production company, Black Productions, she has presented 8 full-scale Broadway musicals at the Capitol Theatre (Chicago, Cabaret, Hedwig, Rock of Ages, Steel Magnolias, Grease, Mamma Mia, Chess and 2020's upcoming Little Shop of Horrors, and if she secures funding and a venue, get ready for an all-female cast of The Tempest planned for 2021).
Along with Black Productions, her capacity for programming, artist management, adhering to budgets and marketing knowledge led her to the Executive Director position at the Nelson and District Arts Council in March of 2016, and in the last four years she and her incredibly dedicated board of directors have increased membership from 38 to 125 and grew their board from 4 to 10. Under her direction the Arts Council has completely rebranded, revitalized and refocused their vision on Artist Support in the community.
In this edition of The Daily Dose, editor Jeff Sawyer talks it up with Sydney Black,
Executive Director of the Nelson District Arts Council and founder of Black Productions, and her perspective for what sets the perfect the stage on everything arts and culture in Nelson.
Read all about Sydney in The Daily Dose.