July 26, 2018

CT culture director Newman-Scott jumps to Brooklyn job

HBJ file photo
HBJ file photo
Kristina Newman-Scott has been named president of of Brooklyn-based nonprofit arts organization BRIC.

The state's director of culture is moving on to the nonprofit sector in Brooklyn.

Kristina Newman-Scott, 42, the state Department of Economic and Community Development's (DECD) director of culture and state historic preservation officer has accepted a new post as president of Brooklyn-based nonprofit arts organization BRIC, one of New York City's largest presenters of free cultural programming. Newman-Scott's last day at DECD is Aug. 2.

DECD named Newman-Scott as director of culture in May 2015, a position meant to foster a closer relationship between the state and its artists. She was the city of Hartford's first director of marketing, events and cultural affairs for three years.

Previously, Newman-Scott worked for Boston Center for the Arts and Hartford arts organization Real Art Ways.

In 2014, Newman-Scott was named to Hartford Business Journal's 40 Under Forty list.

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