About The Work Room

Development space, studio, meeting place, social network, online resource, creative hub – The Work Room is your comprehensive portal to the independent dance sector in Scotland, based out of a purpose-built studio in Glasgow’s Tramway.

We’re here to provide independent artists working in dance in Scotland with flexible, fluid, reactive support, as well as helping to strengthen exisiting networks within the creative community. 

We believe that artists are important catalysts for social change, able to react and innovate far faster than any organisation could. That’s why The Work Room is governed by an artist-led panel: to enable Scotland’s dance artists to continue reaching and responding to their audiences immediately. 

The Work Room was set up in 2008 out of a detailed scoping report that was commissioned by Scottish Arts Council, at the instigation of a number Glasgow-based dance artists who had lobbied for around a decade for an organisation like this to exist. Following the period of research and consultancy with partner supporters Glasgow City Council and Scottish Ballet, our pioneer programme of residencies launched in January 2009. The Work Room is funded by Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

 

Who we are

Anita Clark – Director

Anita had previously been Head of Dance at Creative Scotland/Scottish Arts Council since 2004, having previously been Artistic Director of Aberdeen’s City Moves Dance Agency. As a manager and funder, Anita has enabled and advocated for dance in Scotland for 15 years and brings a wealth of knowledge, contacts, integrity and credibility to the role of Director with The Work Room. 

Mail to: anita@theworkroom.org.uk

Sara Johnstone – Membership & Studio Manager

Sara comes to The Work Room from The Auld Kirk Museum where she has established a highly respected reputation as a cultural assistant and has recently completed an MA in Arts, Festivals & Cultural Management.

Mail to: sara@theworkroom.org.uk

 

Board

Kally Lloyd Jones – Chair 

Kally has been elected by the Board of Directors as the new Chair of The Work Room.  As an artist and a founding member of The Work Room, Kally provides an informed, committed and generous approach to the governance of this artist-led organisation.

 

Board Members

Rachel Edgar  (Vice Chair)

David Kelly

Saffy Setohy

Fiona Takahashi