Josh Haugerud grew up in the small town of Craik, Saskatchewan. His journey so far has been eclectic, to say the least: in the trades as a welder, with bachelor’s degrees in women’s and gender studies and political science, working in the credit union system in marketing and policy development, running the medical first responders and therapy dog programs for St. John Ambulance Saskatchewan, a multi-instrumentalist, 5 years running Regina community radio and currently as the Executive Director of the Regina Folk Festival.
In this conversation with Em Ironstar, Josh shares his passion for the arts. He addresses the ups and downs we all face in the arts, how the pandemic forced the Regina Folk Festival to pivot, the ongoing funding issues, volunteerism and the belief that the arts should be accessible to all.
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