Nevada County Arts Council executive director named to state board |

Nevada County Arts Council executive director named to state board

Nevada County Arts Council Executive Director Eliza Tudor is one of three people recently appointed to the Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates board.

Tudor joins Pat Gomez, director, Irvine Fine Arts Center, and Keasha Dumas Heath, board member, The Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles, as the newest members of the board.

Here’s how the California Arts Advocates website described Tudor:

Now Executive Director at Nevada County Arts Council, Eliza Tudor‘s experience as an arts leader spans the visual, literary and performing arts across three continents.

From 10 years producing film and theatre in Australia, to producing opera, Ancient Greek theatre and ballet in the Sierra, Tudor then moved to the United Kingdom to complete her Master’s in Cultural Policy. Working as a Senior Commissioner for the UK’s National Health Service in one of London’s most deprived areas, she then worked as senior development executive, arts and humanities at the University of Oxford while also serving on the board of trustees of Magdalen Road Studios and Rosetta Life. working nationally through the arts with people suffering life limiting illnesses.

Tudor returned in February 2015 to direct Yuba Sutter Arts, then in 2016 accepted the role of executive director with Nevada County Arts Council. This implied simultaneous overview of three counties under California Arts Council’s State-Local Partnership Program.

Since late 2016 Eliza has focused solely on Nevada County Arts Council, last year gaining state recognition for Nevada County through consulting two successful applications for California Cultural District designation.

“It’s an honor to be welcomed and I look forward to shining a light on our extraordinarily rich community here on the western slope,” Tudor said in an email.

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