Skills and Experience

Over ten years I have designed, developed and run major participatory arts projects, collaborative programmes, staff and volunteers.

I have managed significant funding relationships with Creative Scotland, including ALBERT DRIVE Project, Glasgow Mela, Tramway Participation Programme, and Footprints project.

I’ve developed and delivered research and evaluation for major projects including recently, Glasgow Mela 2018, Turner Prize 2015, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts 2016 and 2018, and Dance International Glasgow 2015.

My experience also includes preparation of strategic documents (Service Plans, Business Plans, Audience Development Plans), practical programme delivery plans, and financial plans from multi-million pound service-wide budget management to micro-budgets for short-term projects.

KEY SKILLS

  • Management: People & Projects
  • Organisational Development
  • Audience Research & Development
  • Programme & Project Design
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Research
  • Cultural Policy & Arts Funding
  • Creative Learning & Volunteer Programme Development

CAREER HISTORY

I have 10 years’ experience developing, delivering, and evaluating large-scale projects, programmes and services. Here’s some of my favourite:

Audience Engagement Manager, Glasgow Life

May 2013 – August 2018

Arts, Music and Cultural Venues service-planning process: collating and reviewing programme proposals, resource allocation and target setting in collaboration with senior colleagues across the service.

Glasgow Mela overhaul of the festival plans and funding arrangements for 2017 and 2018, contribution to City Council Steering Group. Creation of Peer-review Programme Advisory Group.

Design and implementation of Turner Prize 2015 Evaluation Programme: Economic Impact Assessment and Culture Counts Quality Assessment

Design and implementation 2015 Dance International Glasgow Festival evaluation. Contribution to festival development plans.

Development of the Tramway 3-year business plan 2015-2018: retaining and increasing Creative Scotland regular funding arrangement for the venue.

Evaluation Framework for Glasgow Arts and Glasgow Music design and implementation: service areas, which were until 2012, three disparate teams, with no common monitoring or evaluation approaches.

ALBERT DRIVE Project Management, October 2012 – November 2013: management of two project staff, 35 volunteer roles, 10 resident artists, and a significant funding agreement with Creative Scotland.

 

Audience Engagement Officer, Freelance, Tramway (Glasgow Life)

May 2009 – May 2013

Footprints Project 2009 – 2011 design and delivery 18-month organizational development process, with Consultant Sam Harrison (Open Ground), and Project Director Sarah Munro (now Director, Baltic Gateshead).

GAGA Award for Intelligent Research, Culture Sparks, 2011 – Footprints Project

Development of Tramway Family Day events connecting local family audiences with Tramway’s programme of contemporary visual and performing arts.

Digital Associate, Culture Sparks (Culture Re:Public)

May 2010 – July 2010

Supported development of the Culture Sparks website and social media strategy. Contributed to membership projects across Glasgow including Giant, Sense Scotland, Celtic Connections, CCA, and Scottish Ballet.

QUALIFICATIONS

2006 – 2008 GE LLB Graduate Entry Law, Strathclyde University, Glasgow

2002 – 2006 MA (Hons) English Lit, Film and TV Studies, University of Glasgow

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Engage in the Visual Arts, www.engage.org

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Business Gateway: Business Planning 2018

Glasgow Life: Visual Awareness Training 2011, Cultural Diversity Training 2012, Survey Development 2013, Logic Modelling 2013, Performance Management 2016, Project Management 2017, Equalities Impact Assessments 2018

Glasgow Volunteer Centre: Volunteer Management 2012

HEAR Glasgow: Child Protection Awareness Training 2012

Federation of Scottish Theatre: Mentoring Scheme 2009, Risk Assessment and Management Training 2011

Chartered Institute of Marketing: An Introduction to Marketing Communications 2010