Kathy Morrison comes via Banff, Alberta, Canada where she has worked in the arts for 15 years, most recently as program manager of Indigenous Arts at The Banff Centre, an internationally respected multi-disciplinary arts organization, in the heart of Treaty 7 and traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Stoney Nakoda and Tsuu T’ina nations.
She worked alongside director and arts innovator Sandra Laronde for nine years in the design and delivery of exceptional programming for Indigenous storytellers, musicians, singers, dancers, choreographers, writers, and filmmakers from across Canada and around the world. She has also worked as program manager in Literary Arts at The Banff Centre, contributing to the success of programs such as WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival and the Banff International Literary Translation Centre.
She has a Bachelors degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and a Masters degree in Writing & Cultural Politics from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Kathy is of mixed heritage (Scottish/Irish and French/Ojibway) and has lived in numerous communities in Canada as well as in Japan, Scotland, and Mexico.