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Head of Delivery at Impact Arts Leaving for Pastures New

We are sad to announce that Jay McAllister has decided to move on from Impact Arts to pursue new opportunities. Her last day with the organisation will be 29th May. Jay has been with Impact Arts for six years, initially employed as Regional Programme Manager and subsequently promoted to Head of Delivery. Jay was instrumental in establishing Impact Arts’ base in Edinburgh and the Lothian and Borders.


Jay said:

"I have greatly enjoyed my time with Impact Arts and have felt privileged to work alongside such a creative and innovative team of people.”

During her time with Impact Arts, Jay has instigated the launch of several new artistic and creative programmes including a theatre arts employability programme in Edinburgh. She has also led on innovative creative interventions including in Polmont Young Offenders’ Institution. Using the arts as a tool for change, these programmes have helped to improve the lives of hundreds of people across Scotland.

Impact Arts Director, Lisa Maclean said:

"We would like to thank Jay for her outstanding contribution to Impact Arts over the last six years and the creative vision that she has crafted for the organisation. She has laid a solid foundation on which to build future creative programmes and her legacy will continue through our ongoing programmes and commissions. Everyone across the organisation wishes her all the best in her future projects."

Following Jay’s departure, Impact Arts’ creative delivery team will be led by three Programme Managers, each with a thematic area of expertise.

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