Julian has been with Arts Habitat since 2013 and became its Executive Director in 2016. His extensive Arts Management career in Edmonton spans more than 35 years, in which he has had the pleasure of working in music, theatre, opera and dance. A member of the team that built and managed the Winspear Centre, he was also the project manager for the design, construction and installation of the 3.5M Davis Concert Organ. An instructor of project management at MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management Program, Julian was also Executive Director of Fringe Theatre Adventures and Fringe Festival from 2006—2012.
Julian’s post-secondary education includes music composition and piano through MacEwan, Arts Management at the Banff Centre and certificates in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution through the Alberta Mediation and Arbitration Society.
As a volunteer Julian has served on many boards, including president of the Edmonton Arts Council and the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta; recently serving on the Arts and Cultural Management Advisory Committee for Grant MacEwan University and currently a board member for FireFly Theatre. As president of the Edmonton Arts Council, he led a cultural delegation to South Korea to meet with the artists, mayor and city officials in Edmonton’s sister city of Wonju. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to his fellow citizens, community and country.