Brought up in Paisley, Jean is happy to have returned to her home town as Project Director for Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021. Prior to this, she played her part at the at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as the International Producer for the Cultural Programme. She is particularly interested in collaboration – both across art forms and inter-cultural and has shaped key festivals on the Scottish cultural calendar including the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow Mela and Aye Write! Book Festival. She’s a keen ‘cultural tourist’ and has been privileged to represent Scotland professionally at a number of international cultural events including BOCAS literature festival in Trinidad and as Producer for Scotland’s national presentation at the Venice Biennale in 2005.