Jay Kimball - Program Consultant for Community Engagement

The Saskatchewan Arts Board is pleased to welcome Jay Kimball as its program consultant for community engagement. Kimball joins the Arts Board team on September 8, 2015.

The Saskatchewan Arts Board is pleased to welcome Jay Kimball as its program consultant for community engagement. Kimball joins the Arts Board team on September 8, 2015. "I feel very fortunate to be entrusted with this responsibility and am eager to continue the Arts Board's legacy of strong support in bringing artists and communities together," he says "My career has been strongly centered from the perspective of maker and educator. I am confident that this first-hand experience will provide me with the ability to advise my clients with benefits to all partners."

Kimball has partnered with 13 ArtsSmarts projects, taught numerous workshops, and developed community arts education programming as the artist in residence at the Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre and at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park as an artist in the park. He has also exhibited his work with juried solo and group shows and markets across the country. Most recently, he was awarded Emerging Visual Artist of the Year (2013-14) by the Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts.

Kimball was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan and studied geography and sculpture at the University of Regina. In 2003, he moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, where he worked at the Newfoundland Labrador Craft Council (CCNL), while continuing his own studio practice and flourishing as a ceramic artist. He was awarded Excellence in Craft in 2007 by the CCNL, Emerging Artist of the Year 2008 by VANL/CARFAC, and People's Choice Craftsperson 2008 by The Scope. His works were procured by The Rooms Provincial Gallery and the City of St. John's. Kimball was also artist in residence at Terra Nova National Park and was a curator/exhibition designer for the provincial government. He returned to Saskatchewan in 2009.