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New Communications Officer for South East Arts

South East Arts recently welcomed new Communications Officer, Kate Howarth to its fold (part-time, Tuesday to Thursday).

From the weird worlds of the web design, stakeholder, event and project management in the public service in ACT and NSW, Kate escaped to a tree-change eight years ago.

She ended up being busier than ever, honing her community engagement skills with a small NGO in the Southern Tablelands, building her own web business, writing for local papers, staging events, editing and designing local history publications, and workshopping photography (her passion) and film with a bunch of eager remote primary schoolers.

The sea-air beckoned and last year Kate and family moved back to her ‘real’ home the Far South Coast, close to her beloved Snowy Mountains and with more room for her menagerie.

‘I am so excited to work with South East Arts. There is such a vibrant, creative and diverse community in the South East and that’s why we wanted to move here, now I’m really in the thick of it!’ Kate said.

‘I’m bringing a mixed swag of hands-on experience to the table, and will be developing local networks, getting stuck into social media and the SEA website and helping to further build the capacity and professionalism of South East Arts for our regional arts community.’

On the odd day off, Kate enjoys dancing to David Bowie, playing air guitar to the Foo Fighters and feeding her Instagram addiction.