Media Release: Creative Scotland appoints new head of Place, Partnerships and Communities


FOLLOWING an open recruitment process, Creative Scotland is delighted to announce that Gary Cameron has been appointed as our new head of Place, Partnerships and Communities.

Gary will take up the post on 22 August 2016.

For the past seven years, Gary has held the position of Cultural Policy & Partnerships Officer at Aberdeen City Council.

In this role, he has managed the authority’s Creative Funding Programme and led key multi-partner initiatives including the establishment of Aberdeen Festivals and the development of the city’s cultural strategy. Prior to this position, Gary worked in communities roles with Aberdeenshire Council and The Robert Gordon University.

Gary holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as a Certificate in Cultural Planning from the University of British Columbia, a course in which he has also lectured. He is currently concluding a postgraduate research degree which is building upon his previous research into local government cultural policy in Scotland and Scandinavia.

Speaking of the appointment, Philip Deverell, Creative Scotland’s director of strategy said: “We very much welcome Gary to Creative Scotland and look forward to working with him to support communities across Scotland to develop, value and celebrate their creativity. Gary has a great mix of experience working alongside communities and developing local, national and international partnerships.”

Gary Cameron said: “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed to this important role at Creative Scotland. We are such a vibrant country, full of wonderfully inventive communities and I look forward to working closely with colleagues and partners to ensuring the transformational impact of creativity continues to reach all corners of Scotland”.

The head of Place, Partnerships and Communities leads on Creative Scotland’s work with Scotland’s 32 local authorities, partner organisations and cultural groups across Scotland to help ensure that arts and culture remain a vital part of all of our communities, benefiting as many people in Scotland as possible. The role also leads on Creative Scotland’s Place Partnerships programme.


For further information, please contact:
Sophie Bambrough
Creative Scotland
Media relations and PR officer
T: 0131 523 0015

Notes to editors:

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We do this through funding, development, advocacy and influence and we distribute funding from the Scottish Government and the National Lottery.

We want Scotland to be a country where excellence and experimentation across the arts, screen and creative industries is recognised and valued; everyone can access and enjoy artistic and creative experiences; places and quality of life are transformed through imagination, ambition and an understanding of the potential of creativity; ideas are brought to life by a diverse, skilled and connected leadership and workforce; Scotland is a distinctive creative nation connected to the world.

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Contact: Sophie Bambrough
Phone: 0131 523 0015