Rebekah de Jong is the arts coordinator employed by CODAT to follow through the objectives outlined in The Arts Strategy. Her role is divided between facilitating projects and events designed to fulfil Arts Strategy objectives and communicating and networking with artists, art groups and the wider community of Central Otago to work toward better representation of the arts and greater opportunities for artists in the region. 

Rebekah de Jong

Rebekah has had a lifelong interest in the arts, dabbling in music, dance, writing and the visual arts. She completed a BA at Otago University majoring in English and Art History. Rebekah moved to Central Otago in 2010 where she worked in both hospitality and event management before taking on the role of Coordinator for the Central Otago District Arts Trust. Rebekah enjoys the diverse nature of this role and is passionate about ensuring the arts are fully integrated into the community and are part of the culture of our district.