Magazine article Art Monthly

Scotland

Magazine article Art Monthly

Scotland

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In Scotland, meanwhile, Graham Berry, the chief executive of the Scottish Arts Council since 2002, who had joined in 1989 as head of finance, has 'with the agreement of the board' left his post, having met Irene Ng, a Singaporean MP, last year at the Edinburgh Festival, whom he is following back to Singapore. (She is well known for setting up a support group for single people.) Achievements during Berry's term of office include the establishment of the National Theatre of Scotland (which, by design, has no dedicated building), the Dewar Arts Trust awards, the Own Art scheme and Scottish participation in the Venice Biennale. Jim Tough, director of arts since 2004, who has a background in community education, has taken over as acting CEO, at at time when the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen have just established their 'coterminous board', which will oversee the amalgamation of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen into the new body, Creative Scotland--a time of considerable institutional adventure, in other words. …

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