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Kaitlyn Nobiss

(she/her)

Assistant Festival Coordinator and Mural Project Manager

Kaitlyn joined the Nelson and District Arts Council in 2024 as Assistant Festival Coordinator and Mural Project Manager. Her role involves coordinating the mural production team, scheduling, permit acquisition, ensuring the timely completion of murals, and supporting various teams to create a successful event.

Kaitlyn studied digital art at Selkirk College and holds certifications in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and ASIST training. Her professional journey is rich and varied; she has worked with the Government of Nunavut, Canadian North, and the Northwest Company gaining invaluable skills in communication, organization and project management.

Kaitlyn has volunteered with the Kamatisiaqtut Helpline and the Nunavut Black History Society and has contributed artwork to the Ivviulutit Art Show. In 2022 Kaitlyn engaged with STEPS in a CreateSpace Public Art Forum and ignited her interest in the transformative power of murals and public art.

Kaitlyn is dedicated to mental health advocacy amongst youth and volunteer work that serves the community she lives in. She is passionate about leveraging art as a catalyst for positive change within the community.

Kaitlyn is captivated by remote northern communities like Iqaluit and Yellowknife and enchanted by the rugged beauty and strong indigenous culture of places like Rankin Inlet, Cambridge Bay, and Kuujuaq. She also enjoys the vibrancy of the community in Nelson where she finds ideas flow freely and collaborations emerge spontaneously.