Mhari Robinson produced performance and ran small theatre and dance companies for twelve years. She founded Independent Arts Projects in 2018 and has led the company since working with a range of independent artists to create thrilling performance projects for audiences across Scotland and beyond.
Previously, Mhari worked with Janice Parker Projects, Fire Exit, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, and Wee Stories. She has toured work across Scotland, the rest of the UK, Ireland, Western Europe, North and South America. She has published texts, managed the production of complex film & audio projects as well as producing new theatrical works.
Ailie Crerar joins IAP in January 2020 as our new Assistant Producer.
Ailie is a performance producer and festival manager working to support artists to present their work, with a particular interest in championing women and tackling under-representation within the arts. She works across artforms, and has delivered projects for the National Theatre of Scotland, Mascarade Opera Studio, Untitled Projects, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Paisley Opera, Soundplay Projects, Wonder Fools Theatre Company, Brite Theatre, Puppet Animation Scotland, and Festivals Edinburgh. She has previously held positions at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts and with the Glasgow Film Festival. Ailie is currently also a Director of the Workers Theatre, a project to create a co-operatively owned and managed venue in Scotland.
Andrew Jeffrey, our previous Assistant Producer left in December 2019 to become S.T.E.A.M. Programme Manager at OliOli Children’s Museum in Dubai.
Board of Trustees
The company is supported by a board of practiced arts/production managers and producers – Fiona Fraser (Independent Production Manager), Hannah Putsey (General Manager and Acting CEO of Hearts & Minds), Katie Stuart (Independent Arts Worker), and Vicky Rutherford-O’Leary (Producer for Curious Seed) who is Chair of IAP.