Global Development Opportunities for Leaders Working in Arts, Screen, and Creative Sectors

The ICE Team

NT Creative Arts Ltd.

NT Creative Arts Ltd. is an arts consultancy run by Nicola Turner, working with associates and specialising in the support and development of people across the arts and creative industries. Committed to working internationally, services offered include project development, event management, facilitation and coaching.

NT Creative Arts Ltd. is delivering International Creative Entrepreneurs for Creative Scotland.

Other projects include the Leading through Practice seminar for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and a range of international projects such as the the Accelerate Programme for British Council Australia  and the delivery of a summer school at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Nicola was previously the Assistant Director for the Cultural Leadership Programme (CLP) leading on the work-based learning strand of CLP as well as the development priorities; Artist Practitioner Leadership Development and International Leadership.

She was a Programme Manager in the Fellowship Team at NESTA for four years, working with Fellows across science, technology and the arts, developing the Crucible project for exceptional scientists and delivering international Cultural Leadership Awards. Past employment includes the University of the Arts, the RSA and the Design Council.

Kim Simpson

ICE is coordinated by Kim Simpson who is supported by Festivals Edinburgh. This role was created to allow an emerging Scottish cultural manager to work with and learn from NT Creative Arts Ltd. and has also allowed Kim to undertake her own professional development in the context of leadership, entrepreneurship and international working.

As well as assisting NT Creative Arts in the delivery of ICE, Kim has spent 5 days at Arts Admin in London, developing networks and researching models of working and a further three weeks in Australia undertaking research and development for ICE as well as expanding her international networks. She is also a performing arts producer.

Previously Kim’s role was International Projects Officer with Festivals Edinburgh in which she worked with the Director, Faith Liddell and Special Projects Manager, Amy Saunders, on the delivery of a comprehensive, festival wide programme of activity for international delegations visiting 5 of the 12 major Edinburgh Festivals in 2011.

Prior to ICE Kim worked with IETM International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts and CCA Centre for Contemporary Arts.

Suzy Glass

Suzy is a cross-artform producer. She works with artists and other producers to develop powerful, nourishing ideas.

She currently co-produces Public Art Scotland and Sync: a two-year prototyping and innovation programme for the cultural sector in Scotland.

Suzy has been working with NT Creative Arts Ltd. to deliver the online and communications elements of ICE.

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the national development body for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland and was launched on 1 July 2010.

Creative Scotland is the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries. They help Scotland’s creativity to shine at home and abroad.

Creative Scotland invest in talented people and exciting ideas. They develop the creative industries and champion everything that’s good about Scottish creativity.

Creative Scotland’s ambition is to see Scotland as one of the world’s most creative nations by 2020.

Creative Scotland’s objectives are:

  • To invest in talent
  • To invest in quality artistic production
  • To invest in audiences, access and participation
  • To invest in the cultural economy
  • To invest in places and their contribution to a creative Scotland

Three cross-cutting themes underpin all of their objectives:

  • Education and a commitment to a generational change in cultural opportunity
  • International partnership to reflect Scotland’s global outlook
  • Equalities in all areas of their work

ICE is funded under the Creative Futures strand of development.

Creative Futures

Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures programme promotes the professional development, vision, connectivity and ambitions of Scotland’s creative practitioners and organisations. It seeks to do this by investing in a range of residencies and other developmental activities for creative individuals and organisations; and by investing in related experimental and investigative activities, which help us to ’see the future differently’.