Andre Bouchard

Director (through 2019)

Andre Bouchard (of Kootenai/Ojibwe descent) grew up on the Flathead Reservation in western Montana. He is the founder of Walrus Arts Management, a booking agency representing Indigenous Performing Arts and offering a range of consulting services. Most recently he was Program Officer for the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF), making grants to sustain arts and culture for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists across the US. Prior to NACF he was Senior Researcher for the Arts Management & Technology Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, where he focused on application of emergent technology and methodology for implementing game layers to advance community building for arts organizations. He has also served as managing director of the Black Box Theatre at Ed-monds Community College and Founded Walrus Performance Production, a small theatre and performance productions company that he ran for nine years in Seattle. Andre has served on WAA’s Indigenous Performance Steering Committee since 2015. He has a BFA in Dance and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Montana and a Masters in Arts Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.