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Joseph Bardsley

Joseph Bardsley is a professional performing arts fundraiser and arts manager based in Vancouver, BC. He currently serves as the Development Manager for Music on Main, one of Canada's most exciting presenters of contemporary classical music. Joseph heads up MoM's public and private-sector revenue generation efforts, working in concert with Board and staff leadership. Prior to Music on Main, Joseph spent six years at Vancouver Opera, managing VO's government and foundation grant programs, building on formative development and communications roles at Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects and the University of Calgary. Joseph has also served as a grant review panelist for the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the Province of BC, and the City of Vancouver. In addition, he has extensive volunteer Board governance experience with local theatre and music organizations. He received a Professional Development award from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2019; in 2017, Joseph was a member of the inaugural Talent 2 Lead arts management mentorship cohort. In 2016, he received a Professional Development award from the BC Arts Council.