With more than 25 years in the arts and heritage sector, Steve Bellamy has worked across Canada as an entrepreneur, educator, music producer and arts administrator. Before joining the Centre in 2018, he was Dean of Creative & Performing Arts at Humber College in Toronto where he was responsible for programming in music, acting, comedy, theatre, creative writing, publishing and arts administration. He previously taught music recording and producing at Humber and has also held faculty positions at McGill University, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and The Hartt School of Music, Dance and Theatre at the University of Hartford.
As a music producer and recording engineer, Steve spent many years in Montréal, Banff and Toronto working with leading jazz and classical artists including Anton Kuerti, James Ehnes, Tafelmusik, Mike Downes, Ted Quinlan, Kirk MacDonald, and Dave Douglas. His recordings have received six JUNO awards and many nominations.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Music degree from UPEI, a Master of Music in Sound Recording from McGill University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Executive Management program at Queen’s School of Business.
As CEO at Confederation Centre for the Arts, Steve works with the many dedicated staff and volunteers to ensure the Centre delivers on its mandate to “Inspire Canadians, through heritage and the arts, to celebrate the origins and evolution of Canada as a nation.” He is especially committed to industry partnership development, Indigenous arts practices, sustainable business models for creative industries, and industry-leading programming that supports the local community lens.
Steve lives in Charlottetown with his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Liliane and Alexandre.