Who We Are

Fernie and District Arts Council (FDAC) is a registered charity organization run by a volunteer board of directors. FDAC is committed to promoting arts and cultural opportunities in our community. 

FDAC is managed by: 

Louise Ferguson, Executive Director

Louise Ferguson is the Executive Director for the Fernie & District Arts Council. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Arts University Bournemouth, England, specialising in Costume. Louise has previously worked in costume departments in the London theatre community, national Ballet, and gained experience in fashion history curation. Upon leaving England she worked at Walt Disney World, Florida in the largest costume department in the world. Her time in North America inspired her to travel resulting in her arrival in the Rocky Mountains where she gained experience in the tourism industry, business and galleries. All these combined experiences led her to her current role at The Arts Station.

Contact: admin@theartsstation.com

Jackie Graham, Program Officer

Jackie Graham is the Program Officer for the Fernie and District Arts Council. She has a background in the arts, having earned a Bachelor’s in Art History and Management at McGill University, and a Master’s in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. She is also currently completing a degree in Education through the University of Calgary. She has experience in cultural consulting, client development, and programming in non-profit arts organizations.

 Contact: jackie@theartsstation.com

Tyra Collombin, Community Arts Coordinator

Tyra is the newest member of our team. She recently finished school at Selkirk College in Nelson BC for the Digital Arts and New Media two year program where she graduated with a diploma and Honors. She uses her graphic design and digital arts skills to support our marketing team. She has her own graphic design business, Ridgeline Designs, which she started to support her competitive ski racing career.

 Contact: tyra@theartsstation.com

Board of Directors:

Contact: board@theartsstation.com