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New Director of Impact Arts Announced!


Following the retirement of Lynne Carr as CEO of Impact Arts, we are delighted to announce that Lisa Maclean will be leading the organisation as Director.

Lisa, who previously served as a board member of Impact Arts, is stepping up from her role as Business Development Director. Lisa is a Saltire Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellow and was previously Executive Director of INSP- International Network of Street Papers.

Impact Arts’ Chairperson, John Downie said:

“The board has worked alongside Lisa for over a year now and in her new role as Director, she will be a tremendous asset for Impact Arts, leading the organisation forward. She brings with her a high level of experience and skill in organisational and business development and has a strong affiliation with the arts.

“I am delighted she is joining us at this pivotal time for Impact Arts and the board and Senior Team looks forward to working closely with her to help build upon the social and creative impact we have across Scotland.”

Lisa said:

“Impact Arts does incredible work using the arts as a positive tool for social change. I am excited to be working alongside such a creative and committed team, and to build on the work carried out by my talented predecessors.

“Impact Arts is at an exciting stage of development and we have ambitious plans for the future. We’ve been working with the concept of using art to change lives for a number of years, but there is still much to be done. I am confident that alongside my team, I can help make this happen.”

Impact Arts has a new Strategic Plan in place following involvement in the Big Lottery’s Better by Design Programme and we recently won the Training Provider of the Year award at the Creative and Cultural Skills Awards.

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