Bec Cole

Bec Cole is Director Creative Arts at Latrobe City Council in Gippsland Victoria. This role encompasses the direction of Latrobe Regional Gallery and the new Gippsland Performing Arts Centre scheduled to open in late 2021. Bec is a champion of creating access to quality contemporary art and performance and has led the establishment of public art programs, creative industry development initiatives and public programming in gallery, major events and activity centre settings.

Bec holds a Master of Commerce with specialities in business, economics and marketing, winning the prestigious RMIT Master of Commerce Prize in 2018. She also holds a Master of Community Cultural Development from the Victorian College of the Arts. Bec regularly writes articles on culture, creativity and community, and has an extensive background in community engagement and policy. She is also the Chair of NETS Victoria and a board member for RANT Arts (Tasmania’s state-wide agency for the Regional Arts Fund).