IAP is led by Mhari Robinson. Mhari produced performance projects and ran small theatre and dance companies for 10 years before she founded Independent Arts Projects in 2018. She 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.
Saffy Setohy joined us in May 2021 as Assistant Producer. Saffy is an independent dance artist and producer living in Glasgow. For 14 years she has been working across and between choreography, performance, participatory practices, arts administration and management, facilitation and dance development in a variety of contexts. She is passionate about the potential for art to invite positive social change and connection. Saffy is excited to be working with IAP, helping to create supportive conditions for artists to work in.
We work with extraordinary people to create our programme of performance projects and events. Our team grows and contracts based on the projects we’re working on at the time.
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 of Hearts & Minds
– Katie Stuart, Independent Arts Worker
– Vicky Rutherford-O’Leary, Producer, Curious Seed & Chair of IAP’s Board
We are about to recruit for new Trustees to join our Board and govern how the organisation moves forward.
Image credit (top): Kat Gollock
Image credit (Saffy): Julia Bauer