Jo has a wealth of experience across the sector, having worked for a range arts organisations including Federation of Scottish Theatre as General Manager and Memberships and Admin Officer, with the Cultural Enterprise Office as Operations Manager, Scottish Book Trust as Learning and Operations Co-ordinator and various roles with Traverse Theatre, Festival City Theatres Trust, Queens Hall and Phoenix Dance Theatre. Jo is currently on maternity leave and will be returning to work in October 2017.
Natasha has been working in the arts since 2008 and is committed to a holistic approach towards arts, culture and communities. She has delivered projects that nurture and celebrate a wide variety of the arts and culture whilst championing widening participation and inclusivity. She passionately believes in the arts to support improved outcomes for our… Read more »
Fraser has been a professional musician and educator for over a decade. Having created multiple rhythm based projects for schools around Scotland, he believes creativity is an innate quality found in everyone; it does not recognise the social divide or adhere to stereotypes. Creativity can be used to explore who we are and as a platform to… Read more »
Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson manages the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a PhD in Drama from the University of St Andrews, and has studied at Emory University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His research interests include theatre for Early Years, relaxed performance and neurodiverse arts, and… Read more »
Jayne graduated from Anniesland College (2004) as a Community Dance Artist (HND) and has since worked in community development, full-time freelance dance artist and project co-ordinating. She has worked with people of all ages and abilities in a variety of settings and in collaboration with other artists; mostly working with children in early years and in primary schools delivering creative dance projects. She was the lead facilitator for Dance House Boogie Babies project (2008-2011) and from that experience created her own system of early years dance called Spinning Tots. She has delivered and supported development of Micro Movers at Beacon Arts in Greenock, Boogie Beats in South Lanarkshire and has delivered Continuing Professional Development with Glasgow Life and Starcatchers.
Ellie Griffiths is a theatre artist who specialises in working with the very young, and young people with additional support needs. She uses a sensory-based approach, combining elements of drama, puppetry and visual theatre. She has over ten years experience delivering theatre and creative play performances and workshops in nurseries, schools and community groups.
Sasha McDougall is the Business Development Manager at Starcatchers
Originally from Dundee, Rebecca moved to Edinburgh to study English Literature and embrace the Festival City. While studying, she worked at the Edinburgh International Science Festival and for three summers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s Fringe Central team. In 2014 she became part of the team at the Traverse Theatre where she worked as… Read more »
Gemma is an experienced lawyer with a broad range of experience across a number of sectors. Currently she works in the legal team at RBS and is primarily responsible for providing legal advice to the bank in relation to its strategic projects. Prior to this, Gemma worked at a large law firm as a corporate and commercial… Read more »
Fiona began her career in the arts in 2004 whenshe started working at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. From there she went back to her hometown of Inverness to set up the Booth, an online ticketing portal for all the smaller venues across the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. Supported by the Scottish Arts Council and European Regional Development… Read more »