CITY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF VIVIAN NABETA AS NEW DIRECTOR OF ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM
(6/25/2012) CITY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF VIVIAN NABETA AS NEW DIRECTOR OF ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM
Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. has appointed Vivian Nabeta to the position of Director of Arts, Culture and Tourism within the Economic Development Administration. She succeeds Barbara Lamb, who retired last fall. Nabeta, a long time Connecticut resident, has over 10 years of experience in arts administration, marketing, audience development and event management. She previously served as the Membership and Special Events Manager for the Amistad Center for Art & Culture. During her tenure, she planned numerous special events and programs, redesigned the organization’s website and implemented various social media and online technology strategies.
“Vivian will be a great leader of the arts in the city and will help the department to advance its successful Project Storefronts, the Winchester Avenue Revitalization Art Project (WRAP) as well as the many downtown and neighborhood-based events. We are also looking forward to the new initiatives Vivian will launch over the coming years,” stated Kelly Murphy, Economic Development Administrator.
In addition to her professional experience, Nabeta has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Arts in American Studies from Trinity College.
“The city has phenomenal arts and culture scene and I am looking forward to living and working here,” stated Nabeta. She began her tenure on June 18, 2012.
“As the cultural capitol of Connecticut, the arts are a driver of economic well-being and competitiveness for the City. As such, the Office of Arts, Culture and Tourism is an important part of promoting the economic growth and vitality of the City. I am confident Vivian will be a valuable resource to the City’s vibrant arts community and an asset to the City as we seek to foster arts, culture and tourism opportunities and events in every neighborhood," said Mayor John DeStefano Jr.