Shelley Fashan, Community Impact Coordinator

Shelley has a lengthy history of community involvement, activism and volunteerism. She has served on the East Coast Music Association, the Nova Scotia Arts Council, which was responsible for creating the Portia White Prize, the Lieutenant Governor Masterworks Award and a founding member of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir and the African Nova Scotian Music Association. She currently sits on the boards of the African Nova Scotian Music Association, the Charles Taylor Theatre and Media Arts Association, the Eastern Shore Cooperator and The Descendants of African Americans Living in Nova Scotia.

Shelley is a documentary filmmaker and co-creator of The Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival which celebrates its 10th year of production. She is known for her work with young and emerging artists and creating spaces for them to grow and develop in their disciplines.

Shelley is a cultural producer who has produced several Singer/Songwriter Circles of local artists, including a tribute to African Nova Scotian Roots Artists, “Four The Moment” and most recently in May 2019, she produced a most successful evening called “Sistas In the Struggle Black Feminist Panel.” 

She leaves her current position as the project coordinator for the Pathways to Irving Shipbuilding, a project that provides opportunities for 20 African Nova Scotian to train as Welders at NSCC and apprentice with Irving.

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