Sundance Institute has appointed Jennifer Arceneaux to the newly created position of director of external relations.

Arceneaux most recently served as director of development for the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and is well known as a strong advocate of the arts with extensive fundraising experience.

Based in Los Angeles, she will oversee the Institute’s fundraising, marketing and communications efforts and supervise a staff of 25.

She commences work on September 17 and will report directly to executive director Keri Putnam and work closely with the Institute’s leadership and board of trustees.

“Jennifer has broad experience and demonstrated excellence in development, cultivation and outreach,” Putnam said. “The board and I were impressed with her professional track record, managerial skills and commitment to global arts advocacy, and we look forward to having her play a key role in advancing the impact of Sundance Institute’s programmes across myriad audiences.”