Arts Media Specialist, Bettina Richter of the Bega Valley has been appointed as the Chair of South East Arts. Bettina officially stepped into the role last Friday at a board meeting in Delegate which celebrated and acknowledged the contribution of outgoing chair, Lindy Hume.

Bettina Richter’s career began at the ABC in Sydney and she has a wealth of arts experience that extends from national to local projects working on music festivals, major book campaigns, film festivals and with bands, artists and theatre projects.
Bettina Richter SEA new Chair

Bettina Richter SEA new Chair

“I am delighted to be elected as the new Chair of South East Arts and am very passionate about arts and culture in our region.I believe there’s a huge amount of potential for regional Australia to lead the way in innovation on a national level.”

Significant achievements of Bettina’s career include working on Matthew Condon’s best-selling true crime trilogy on police corruption in Queensland, The National Folk Festival in Canberra, Bruce Petty’s AFI Awarded film ‘Global Haywire’ and producing the film AQUA which screened at Parliament House and in Copenhagen at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2009.
Locally Bettina has worked on various festivals and initiatives including Perisher’s Peak Festival, Candelo Village Festival, Sustaining Our Towns and with the Mumbulla Foundation. Bettina’s connection to the south-east runs deep, her ancestors owned Cooma sheep property ‘Myalla’ for almost 100 years which was the subject of a radio documentary she made for ABC Radio National in 2006.
South East Arts board and staff would like to thank Lindy Hume for her term as Chair of South East Arts and the wealth of arts knowledge that the she has injected into the organisation in the last four years. Ms Hume is also the Artistic Director for Opera Queensland and has a position on the Regional Arts NSW board. During Lindy’s time as Chair, South East Arts has become one of the leading Regional Arts boards in the state; recognised for its innovative artistic program and sound governance.
“We are very sad to see Lindy Hume go, she has played an invaluable role as Chair of South East Arts, but wish her all the best in her next creative endeavours both here and overseas,” commented Bettina.