Lili Vieira de Carvalho
Lili was one of VLACC’s co-founders and vice-president from 2012 to early 2019 while also chairing the Programming Committee. Since incorporation, she has been involved in all organizational activities, from marketing and communications to fundraising efforts. She’s also the spokesperson of the Consulate General of Brazil in Vancouver’s Citizen Council. Born in Brazil, Lili immigrated to Vancouver in 2008 and has over 30 years of experience in arts management. She planned and executed hundreds of arts events, including lecture series, concerts, dance, visual art workshops, heritage-language events, and more. Lili implemented new policies, a communications strategy, and a strategic and fundraising plan. She also supervised the development of a feasibility study demand analysis and a 10-year operating budget. Between 2019 and 2023, her efforts translated into quadrupling VLACC's budget. Since accepting the Executive Director position with VLACC, Lili led an 8-month Capacity-building plan that prepared the organization to expand its fundraising and planning strategies while developing governance and volunteer recruiting and retention. In that same period, she collaborated in quadrupling the organization's budget. Recently, she led the development of a Respectful Workplace Policy and installed the new Programming Advisory Committee.
Lili's deep involvement with the arts, diversity, and community engagement is an asset in her current position at VLACC.