Hi, I’m Kimberly Shea, an Arts Project Manager based in Bacchus Marsh (just outside Melbourne), Australia. As an arts manager, I’m seeking to support arts and cultural organisations with projects that engage, inspire and strengthen communities; increase arts participation and nurture young and emerging artists.
What do I bring to the table?
I’m a planner, ever-curious, on top of all things web and full of ideas
I love writing and research; getting stuck into strategy and grant writing; developing project, marketing and event plans. As an ex-web designer and online marketer, I know my way around everything online with my eyes closed. As a child, I had a fantastic imagination and told great stories; now all grown-up, I’ve written, directed and produced several short films and have a BA in Professional Writing & Editing and a MA in Creative Media.
I’m not just limited to things on paper—I’m also a doer, can think on my feet and get things done
I’ve managed my own business in the fast-paced field of web design and tackled hectic schedules in film production. It’s kept me on my toes and refined my business and project management skills. I relish the challenge of developing projects and seeing them come to fruition, even when they’re tight on time and budget.
I have the drive and passion
I was always an artist in one way or another, but then I had children (yes, cue the cliché) and realised it wasn’t just about making art anymore. I could write a novel on the individual, social, health, educational and economic benefits of “the arts” but if you’re reading this, you already know them… I’m here because I want to help bring projects to life, so that children (not just mine) can experience and thrive in a world where “the arts” are a big part of it.
What am I working on?
Bacchus Marsh Arts Council Inc.
Bacchus Marsh Arts Council Inc is an incorporated not-for-profit association with the purpose of promoting the Arts in Bacchus Marsh and surrounding areas. I recently developed and ran an arts workshop during the Bacchus Marsh Strawberries and Cherries weekend which was enjoyed by 150 children. I’m currently developing the Art Council’s Workshop Space at the Darley Civic and Community Hub and preparing the event program for 2019.