The Guernsey Arts Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Communications Officer, Tom Girard who started with the Commission on 28th February.
Tom was born in Guernsey and has lived on the island his whole life, other than three years studying Drama, Film and TV at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth.
As well as a background in performing arts stretching back to working with the Guernsey Youth Theatre while attending school on the island and now involving playing music, Tom has also spent several years working at BBC Guernsey, where he remains the stations BBC Introducing representative helping to promote new local musical talent.
Tom is very happy to be working for the Commission, with whom he has been volunteering on the Music Sub-Committee since 2009.
He said: “Working as Communications Officer for the Guernsey Arts Commission will help me combine my interests in both the arts and media work and I hope to help promote a wide range of artistic projects and show people what Guernsey has to offer in terms of art from visual exhibitions to live performances to writers and poets.”
As well as operating as media liaison for the Commission Tom will be involved with elements of the funding and fundraising strategy and be the point of contact for anyone wishing to apply for Commission funding which is available at several times throughout the year.
Tom can be contacted regarding Guernsey Arts Commission media enquires or funding applications by emailing [email protected] or calling 749268.