Bethany Kane (she/her) has been working in the arts for over 8 years as a Curator and Project Manager while collaborating with over 400 artists and creatives. 

Based in Mohkinstsís/Calgary, Bethany is the Festival Manager of Exposure Photography Festival, where she has managed the past 4 festivals and developed its artistic programming, funding, marketing strategies, and more. She also produced Exposure Studio - a free online educational programme for emerging photographers and visual artists based in the city. 

Alongside her work on Exposure, Bethany is currently a Mentor in Residence (2023/2024) at the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation offering guidance to newcomer artists. She also provides support to emerging artists in the Working Class Creatives Database and leads zine-making workshops and lectures on the history of the zine. Bethany has been a juror for many arts competitions and a portfolio reviewer for organizations in Europe and Canada. 

Earlier this year, Bethany curated 'People & Place' as part of Chinook Blast Festival. The exhibition presented the work of five visual artists based in Treaty 6 and 7 territories, also known as Southern Alberta. The work and perspectives of this dynamic group of exhibiting artists provided both celebratory and critical visual insights regarding the complex, intertwined relationships between people and place within these traditional territories. 

Previously Bethany coordinated FORMAT the UK's largest international photography festival and is the Founder of Lost Generation – an exhibition and publication project that photographically explores contemporary youth culture and political animosity of millennials.

For more information, please reach out to me by email

Image: Exposure x Hamburger Eyes Exhibition & Reading Space, Contemporary Calgary, February 2022. Co-curated by Ray Poets, Hamburger Eyes and Beth Kane, Exposure.


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