DC Director: Karen Trimmings

Karen is a Hastings-based Arts Professional with over 15 years of senior operations and general management experience in a variety of settings. Currently General Manager (part-time) for a London-based record label and events charity Nonclassical and Practice Manager (part-time) for a RIBA Architect in Hastings.

Karen is accustomed to setting up new systems and practices in fledgling organisations, connecting cultural activity with new audiences, and developing commercial initiatives in new venues, galleries, and attractions including: Komedia Brighton/Bath, Revelation Ashford RIBA award-winning Towner Art Gallery, and Hastings Pier.

She studied Arts & Cultural Management at the University of Sussex and is currently on the Hastings and Rother ‘Music City’ Steering Group.