Over ten years I have designed, developed and run major participatory arts projects, collaborative programmes, research projects, 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.
I recently completed a Masters Degree in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow. I hold undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Film and Television Studies and Law.
- Management: People & Projects
- Organisational Development
- Audience Research & Development
- Programme & Project Design
- Monitoring, Evaluation & Research
- Qualitative and Social Research
- Cultural Policy & Arts Funding
- Creative Learning & Volunteer Programme Development
I have 10 years’ experience developing, delivering, and evaluating large-scale projects, programmes and services. Here’s some of my favourite:
Curatorial Leadership in Collections, Project Coordinator, SCAN
Feb 2020 – Present
Supporting the planning, coordination and communications of the development project with ten senior curators working in Scotland’s collecting institutions. Exploring the value and potential of contemporary arts and artists to challenge and transform the role of museums in society as civic spaces. Connecting artists with collections, and activating their ability to develop fresh perspectives and nurture diverse audiences.
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 organisational 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.
2019 – 2020 MSc Creative Industries and Cultural Policy, CCPR, University of Glasgow
2006 – 2008 GE LLB Graduate Entry Law, Strathclyde University, Glasgow
2002 – 2006 MA (Hons) English Lit, Film and TV Studies, University of Glasgow
Engage in the Visual Arts, www.engage.org
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
UPFRONT, Confidence and Leadership for Women, 2020
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