St. Augustine, Fl - St. Johns Cultural Council (SJCC) is happy to announce the recent addition of Nadia Ramoutar to the staff in the position of Program Coordinator. Ramoutar will be working in the ArtsReaches Program, the local arts agency component of the Cultural Council. Her responsibilities involve fundraising, marketing and professional development for St. Johns County based artists and arts organizations.
Ramoutar holds a Ph. d from the University of Florida in Communications and has vast experience in marketing, fundraising and program development. Ramoutar is a longtime St. Augustine resident, writer, artist, filmmaker and former gallery owner who recognizes and understands first-hand how challenging life can be as an artist and how important support can be for artists as well as small and emerging arts and cultural organizations.
"I am honored to get to work in this position and help our County continue to grow as a thriving arts destination and nurturing home to talented artists." Ramoutar said. "It's such a beautiful area and we are rich in so many ways already. We have an insane amount of talent and skilled artists here so we want to be able to share our work and also promote quality work in every possible way."
Her first step in the job is that she is currently working with the Executive team and the Board of Directors to create a Strategic Plan to guide the ArtsReaches Program. This also requires researching plans in other similar communities. The SJCC plan will involve many aspects of the creative community in St. Johns County. The goal is to create a community wide vision that will drive the programming for the Local ArtReaches program while meeting the needs of area residents and visitors.
"We will be looking for the community to participate in the upcoming strategic planning process so please keep your eyes open for how you can get involved and be part of our new vision."
Ramoutar began work for the St. Johns Cultural Council at the start of October.
Andrew Witt, Executive Director, stated,
"following an extensive search and review process, we are delighted to have identified a long time St. Johns County artist and resident to fill this important cultural and economic development position.