Daniel Austin Communication Manager @ Cultural Council

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Another good change at the Cultural Council. The young and energetic Daniel Austin just joined the staff. With his background in blogging for Somewhere in the City, and his accomplishments in theatre, another working artist is joining the effort as the Cultural Council remakes itself. More details after the Jump.



Jacksonville, FL – The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville (http://www.culturalcouncil.org) announced today that Daniel Austin is set to join the organization as its new Communications Manager.

Austin comes into the role after two years in Jacksonville working with JCCI. There, he was instrumental in helping build the JAX2025 program, instigating new social engagement tactics, and expanding JCCI’s outreach & recognition. Austin is known in the greater Jacksonville community for his work on local stages, including a starring role in the Northeast Florida premier of “Angels in America” at Players by the Sea. He also actively volunteers with local arts organizations in town, and is a member of the TEDxJacksonville leadership team. A BFA Theater graduate from the University of Florida, Austin says that the marriage of a communications role and an artistic champion organization is an ideal union for his skills.

“I’m thrilled to join the Cultural Council and work with Tony Allegretti and the team to bring the city of Jacksonville into a new era of appreciation of our thriving arts and culture community,” Austin said. “As an active artist in the city myself, I’m excited for the opportunity to be a conduit of information for our local creative class, as well as finding new ways to connect the city’s vast cultural offerings to as many people, places and events as possible.”

Tony Allegretti, the Cultural Council’s Executive Director said “Jacksonville is a world class city of culture. We need to communicate that. Daniel Austin is the ideal artist and professional communicator to give us the horsepower we need so that our message can catch up to our amazing arts and culture scene.”

Austin will begin his new role on September 29, 2014.