Lost Cat Artists,
Having spent 9 years at Winnipeg, Manitoba’s historic live music venue the West End Cultural Centre, Kerri Stephens is well-versed in the music industry. Making her way through every role at the venue, her experience & expertise range from community outreach, sponsorships, fundraising & grant writing, marketing and social media to programming and artistic directorship.
During the pandemic, Kerri created Lost Cat Artists to work with and manage various artists. This led to artist development and acting as a mentor through Manitoba music’s grant writing incubation program. She also serves as the head of the Manitoba chapter of Women in Music Canada, which through programming, community building, and online resources attempts to strengthen the social-economic balance of the music industry. Lost Cat is named after her cat, Kevin, who was once lost for 7 months and now safely resides on her couch.