Eleanor Stacey is the Executive Director of NCTS, which manages The Civic Theatre and The Shoebox Theatre, Reo’s Video, the Kootenay Screen-Based Industry Initiative, and is a founding partner of the Kootenay Regional Film Commission and the Rural Arts Inclusion Lab (RAIL). She has more than 25 years of experience working with staff, volunteers, funding bodies, and non-profit boards in strategic planning, governance, fundraising, special events, leadership, advocacy, and program development.
Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA), Director of Development at The Cultch in East Vancouver and the Director of Development at Classic Stage Company (New York), having cut her teeth in fundraising, granting, event management, and education positions at Theatre Communications Group (TCG), New York City Opera and The Roundabout Theatre. She was also the founder of a summer youth theatre program in Anguilla, BWI that engaged more than 500 school-aged children over a span of ten years.
Eleanor is a graduate of Mount Allison University and holds an MFA in Arts Administration from Brooklyn College (CUNY). She is a Rotarian, board president of The Only Animal Theatre Society, a member of the City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Committee, and a founding board member of Intercultural Kootenays Society, the region’s Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network service spoke.
She has also been a board member of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, the BC Association for Charitable Gaming, and ARTemis Arts Society. Eleanor began the Kootenay Screen-Based Industry Workers Group within NCTS in 2016, through which the SBI Program has continued to develop and grow, leading finally to the inception of the Kootenay Regional Film Commission.