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, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, Fire Exit, and Wee Stories. She has toured work across Scotland, the rest of the UK, Ireland, Germany, 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 is working as Assistant Producer with IAP from June 2018 to the end of the year thanks to support from a FST Producers’ Bursary.
Andrew is gaining hands on experience in producing theatre after an extensive period working with Edinburgh InternationalScience 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 recently produced Valentina’s Galaxy for Frozen Charlotte, works with Theatre Sans Accents, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and Imaginate.
The company is supported by a board of practiced arts/production managers and producers – Katie Stuart (General Manager at Youth Theatre Arts Scotland), Hannah Putsey (Independent Producer), Fiona Fraser (Production Manager) and Vicky Rutherford-O’Leary (Producer for Curious Seed).