Miranda Bouchard (she/her) brings 13+ years of work and volunteer experience in the non-profit arts, culture and heritage sector to her work as Artistic Director with Thinking Rock Community Arts. Her roots and residence in the rural Algoma District, Northern Ontario inform her practice and research. As a community artist, independent curator and arts manager, Miranda aims to create and hold spaces for dialogue, sharing and learning; increase access and engagement in the arts, while connecting artists and publics; and act as a project collaborator, contributor and interpreter. Miranda has studied visual art and art history at the White Mountain Academy of the Arts (Elliot Lake, ON), the University of Guelph (Guelph, ON) and the Institute of Fine Arts, Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Lahti, Finland). She holds a certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management (Ryerson University) and is pursuing studies in Economic and Social Development (Algoma University). She is vice chair of the City of Sault Ste. Marie’s Cultural Vitality Team. Her multi-faceted work and contributions to the community were recognized with the 2019 Algoma Visionary Award in Art & Culture.