Independent Arts Projects is led by experienced Producer Mhari Robinson.
Mhari has produced performance and run small theatre and dance companies for ten years before coming to found IAP. In that time, she has 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.
Andrew Jeffrey works as Assistant Producer with IAP on a part-time basis and was brought on board initially thanks to support from a FST Producers’ Bursary.
Andrew came to IAP after an extensive period working with Edinburgh International Science Festival where he worked to establish a significant programme of new theatre through the Science in the Spotlight project commissioning new theatrical works exploring scientific themes and creating new opportunities for artists to connect with scientists through a scratch night. He produced the original Valentina’s Galaxy for Frozen Charlotte, and has worked with Punchdrunk, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, All or Nothing, and Imaginate.
Andrew will be leaving us in December 2019 for pastures new. We are now recruiting a Part-Time Assistant Producer (fixed term).
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.