The Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) office is staffed by an Executive Director, Programming Coordinator, and the PAINTS Coordinator.

Office Personnel

Becky Welter-Nolan –¬†Executive Director
For issues concerning advocacy for the arts, the magazine, and fundraising, she can be e-mailed directly at

Carri MacKay – Programming Coordinator
For issues concerning your membership, exhibitions, workshops or joining VANS, she can be e-mailed at

Andrea Ritchie – PAINTS Coordinator
For information about how to become a PAINTS artist or about your PAINTS application e-mail her at


Alongside key personnel, VANS’ work is assisted by contract staff, committee members (exhibition, fundraising, outreach), and volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering for VANS to fill a vacancy on the board of directors or as a committee member, please contact