Western Riverina Arts have appointed Jason Richardson as Communications and Projects Officer, a part-time role based in the Leeton.
"We're pleased to see the organisation expanding," said Julie Briggs, Chair of Western Riverina Arts.
"This appointment will assist in ensuring local artists reach larger audiences."
"This is a new role and Jason brings a variety of skills in public relations and producing marketing communications," said Derek Motion, Regional Arts Development Officer.
"The interview panel were impressed with his assessments of issues in contemporary arts and his demonstrated understanding of local issues. We're looking forward to harnessing his enthusiasm for a wide variety of artistic practise and focusing on engaging local audiences."
Western Riverina Arts is funded by Arts NSW to help build creative communities across the local government areas of Narrandera, Leeton and Griffith.
"There are a number of activities planned for the next few months that will keep staff busy," said Ms Briggs. "The Dream Big conference will be running again, this time in Lockhart, and the Griffith Writers Festival will offer the first of a few writing workshops this year."
Visit the Western Riverina Arts office on Kurrajong Avenue in Leeton or the website at www.westrivarts.com.au to stay informed about local events.