Karma Lacoff Nieoczym

Executive & Creative Director

Karma has been Creative Okanagan’s Executive & Creative Director since January 2016. In 2020 and 2021, she also led the development of the Central Okanagan Music Strategy as a member of the project’s Leadership Ensemble. She balanced this with her role as Theatre Programming Coordinator with the Rotary Centre for the Arts which she held from September 2019 to August 2022 to focus on the growth of Creative Okanagan.

Karma has been a mentor to many in the arts community, providing guidance to artists to advance their careers and non-profit organizations to identify and successfully apply for grants to help strengthen their organizations. Karma was awarded the 2020 Honour in the Arts Award by the City of Kelowna for outstanding contribution through cultural and/or artistic efforts.

Skilled in communications, event production and management, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Simon Fraser University and further studies in Therapeutic Recreation through Lethbridge College. She is also a cellist and values spending time with her family and friends.