Adriane Abbott

Advancement Director

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Adriane brings two decades of experience in university administration to her role as director of the Advancement Office. She is drawn to working in small, collegial environments such as King’s and previously NSCAD University, her alma mater.

Adriane is continually impressed by King’s students who discover life-long interests among the college’s unique academic offerings. She is pleased to work with students, board, faculty and the college’s active alumni association to ensure that King’s continues to enhance its reputation for programming excellence and unparalleled student experience. She further delights in the team of staff she works with every day.

Adriane brings a strong affinity for the cultural sector to her work in Advancement, informed by her extensive background in the creative industries. This includes 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, both as a maker and promoter of fine art and craft in Nova Scotia.

Beyond King’s, Adriane was principal and co-founder of Studio Rally, recognized by the province and by the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia for its marketing of the province’s cultural entrepreneurs. She is known for the highly embellished, award-winning textile works she produces under the label Blanket Statements. She was vice-chair of the inaugural board of the Lunenburg School of the Arts, and is currently a trustee of The Craig Foundation.