All of us here at SJAC are thrilled to welcome Maggie Higgins to our full-time staff! She’s been a member of the SJAC family in many roles for over a decade, and will now bring her expertise and enthusiasm to the new role of Education and Outreach Coordinator.
Maggie will also be taking on some administrative duties from our business administrator, Nora Bowes, as Nora transitions into her well-deserved semi-retirement but stays on part time as our financial expert.
Meet Maggie Higgins, SJAC’s new Education & Outreach Coordinator
Maggie Higgins is a multimedia artist based in Saint John, New Brunswick. She is a professional visual artist, educator, and arts advocate. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University in 2014 and a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick in 2016. She has exhibited nationally in both group and solo shows and currently serves as president of Third Space Gallery. Maggie has been honored with such recognitions as the Fred Ross Scholarship, a Faces of Fusion Arts & Culture Award Nomination, Saint John Professional Visual Artist Fund Award, and The Originals Emerging Artist Award.
In her role with the Saint John Arts Centre, Maggie is passionate about creating a space for learning and growing in the arts regardless of age or experience. She has been a part of Arts Centre programming since the age of 17, participating in the portfolio development program, and has since acted in the role of intern and most recently an arts instructor.
“I want the arts to feel accessible to our community and for the centre to be a welcoming space. Our goal is provide programming that is engaging for everyone who walks through our doors.”