The Marchmont Makers Foundation has appointed its first Managing Director, LUCY BROWN.
Previously head of Sotheby’s Scotland for five years, Brown was also an arts administrator for Harrogate International Festival, producer and director for Lifetime Theatre company and was Deputy Chair on the Friends of Glasgow School of Art board.
Her new role will involve working with arts organisations, funding bodies and businesses to expand the scale and scope of the foundation’s activities.
Marchmont Makers Foundation was set up by Marchmont House Director HUGO BURGE and Marchmont Ventures Managing Director ALAN MARTIN.
“As the charity’s first ever managing director [Brown] will drive it forward, realising its aim of nurturing and supporting projects that would otherwise not be possible,” Burge said.
Brown said the foundation will invest hundreds of thousands of pounds in a variety of projects over the next few years, with an ambition to become a major supporter of the arts and creativity in Scotland.
“Much of our focus will be on The Borders, where there is immense potential, talent and enthusiasm but the investment and infrastructure is limited.”