We are absolutely delighted to introduce you to Nina Doherty, one of our Sensory Collective team. Nina acts as Producer and Coordinator for this exciting new project, that supports 6 artists to create work with by and for people who face multiple barriers to accessing mainstream arts.

Nina is an arts manager who is passionate about widening access to the arts. Her background is in theatre and creative learning but she loves working with all artforms.

Nina is a 2015 Arts, Festival and Cultural Management graduate from Queen Margaret University and was Producer with Eco Drama for 5 years, where she managed creative learning and theatre projects which bring children and young people closer to nature. Her interest in the environment and nature also sees her as Treasurer on the board of trustees for The Hidden Gardens in Glasgow. She also co-founded and co-ran an environmentally focused theatre company, Makeshift Broadcast, which ran for six years.

Nina is visually impaired and enjoys working alongside and advancing the voices of other disabled people, believing that being disabled can give an insight and perspective that brings a richer understanding of each other and the world. She worked for Sense Scotland for 5 years in support work and fundraising roles and carried out a Federation of Scottish Theatre Producer placement at Birds of Paradise Theatre Company in 2015.

Nina is excited to get started with Independent Arts Projects on the Sensory Arts project, to work with the 6 fantastic artists and to see what this collaboration brings!