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Jenny Tipton has recently joined the Shetland Arts team and wants to hear from you.

We are pleased to welcome Jenny to the team as our new Community Promoter, a role supported by ScotGrad.

Before relocating to Shetland, Jenny worked as projects producer and freelance curator in Glasgow whilst studying at the Glasgow School of Art for a Masters in Curatorial Practice. Previous roles include working as an Assistant Producer for Journeys Festival International, during which time she supported on several projects connecting refugee and asylum seeker communities with visual art, theatre and music across Portsmouth. While based in Portsmouth Jenny also worked as an Artist Facilitator in Residence at Portsmouth Cathedral and as a Non-Executive Director for Live Art Local, an artist led creative space focused on engaging communities living in regional areas with the arts. Jenny is director and founder of Cabbage, an artist moving image platform based in Glasgow.

As part of her role at Shetland Arts, Jenny will be programming three rural tours across the North, South, West Mainland and North Isles. Each tour will visit three locations and bring with it a variety of artists, musicians and performers.

“I’m really excited to come to Shetland and be working within such unique communities. There is so much creativity across the islands and I am looking forward to getting out, meeting people and tapping into this wealth of culture! Over the coming months I’ll be coordinating three diverse tours to the rural areas of Shetland, including film, performance and music. I’d love to hear from any halls, community groups or individuals about what you feel your community would like to see and what Shetland Arts can bring to your area.”

If you’d like to speak to Jenny, you can email her at jenny.tipton@shetlandarts.org

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