Position: Artistic Director
Company: Calgary Folk Music Festival/ Block Heater - Calgary, AB, Canada
Kerry Clarke entered the independent music world through community radio 35 years ago. Kerry is the Artistic Director of the 43-year ‘post-folk’ Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Island Park each July (featuring 70 artists on 8 stages) plus programs February’s Block Heater indoor festival (featuring 38 artists on 5 stages) and an off-season concert series at Festival Hall and other venues. The 2022 Calgary Folk Festival takes place July 21 - 24. Kerry serves on several non-profit arts boards, AFA, Sask Arts Council and Canada Council juries, and is a proud and active member of WRAD (the Canadian western festivals collective), a co-founder of Rwanda’s KigaliUp festival, and hosts weekly radio programs on CKUA and CJSW whenever she’s not traveling to conferences and festivals.