Chief Executive of Arts and Business Scotland, BARCLAY PRICE, will retire in March 2013. He has been with the organisation for 12 years, following his time as Deputy Director of the Scottish Arts Council.
Following ANTHONY WHITWORTH-JONES’ retirement, conductor DOUGLAS BOYD has been appointed as Artistic Director of Garsington Opera. He will join NICOLA CREED who becomes Executive Director, having worked for the company since 1999.
MATTHEW ROWE has been announced as the new Director of firstsite, the East of England contemporary art gallery in Colchester, Essex. He is currently the Artistic Director for Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.
JASMIN VARDIMON will be the first Artistic Director of the National Youth Dance Company. She has been an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells since 2006 and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has appointed current Head of Creative Learning at Horsecross Arts, JENN MINCHIN, as its new Director of Learning and Engagement. LOUISE STORRIE will be the new Education Manager. She joins from community music project New Rhythms For Glasgow.