Joseph Bardsley

Coordinator, Music

Joseph joined the Music team at Creative BC in January 2022. Prior to this role, he spent five seasons at Music on Main as the company’s inaugural Development Manager, leading all fundraising and grant writing efforts for the organization. Before Music on Main, Joseph spent seven seasons at Vancouver Opera, as the company’s grants manager, building on earlier grant writing and fundraising positions at Theatre Calgary and Alberta Theatre Projects. 

Beyond his work at Creative BC, Joseph currently sits on Vancouver Foundation’s Arts and Culture grants advisory as a volunteer peer assessor, and spends additional time as an assessor on the City of Vancouver’s Neighborhood Matching Fund. Joseph is also a seasonal presenter on grant writing for undergraduate arts management students at Simon Fraser University. He’s served as a music panelist for the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, and the Province’s artsVest program. He’s also received recent professional development funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council for self-directed arts management projects. 

Joseph is a 2020 alumnus of the Banff Centre’s Cultural Leadership Program, and holds a BA in Journalism (2006) from Mount Royal University, in Calgary.