Greenville, SC – The Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kara Bale as Operations Manager. Kara is a non-profit administrative professional with more than 15 years of experience in operational support and organizational communications. During her career, she has worked with a variety of organizations, always with the goal of supporting mission-driven enterprises that benefit people, the community, and the planet.
“We are delighted that GCCA will benefit from Kara’s non-profit and operational experience, as well as her commitment to making an impact in the community,” says Kim Fabian, Executive Director of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. “In this critical time for our growth, her skills will help us take our facility and outreach to the next level so all members of our community feel welcome and have a great experience when they engage with GCCA.”
A native of Columbia, SC, Kara recently moved to Greenville after a long stay in Charleston, where she was Administrative and Communications Manager for the Avian Conservation Center, or Center for Birds of Prey. During her time at Birds of Prey, she helped the organization grow extensively by expanding communications and fundraising events, while also improving internal processes and increasing operational efficiencies. Kara excels at stewardship and has demonstrated acumen in logistics and coordination, an important set of skills that will support GCCA’s continued growth.
Kara holds a B.A. in English from the University of South Carolina and received her M.B.A. from the University of Denver. A long-time proponent of the creative arts, when not in the outdoors with her two adopted pups, Loca and Zee, Kara enjoys painting, writing, and listening to music.
Founded by a dedicated group of local artists and philanthropists, Greenville Center for Creative Arts opened in May 2015 as a community hub for the visual arts. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, its mission is to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration. GCCA provides art education to more than 900 people each year, showcases local artists, and nurtures appreciation and enjoyment in the visual arts. Located in the historic Brandon Mill in the Village of West Greenville, GCCA houses 15 artists’ studios, an emerging artists’ fellowship, free exhibitions and community programs, and classes for all ages. For more information, visit www.artcentergreenville.org, call 864-735-3948, or check out GCCA on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.