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Arts charity appoints new director

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​New face at the helm of Glasgow based arts charity

Scottish charity Impact Arts has appointed a new director.

Lisa Maclean steps up to the role following the retirement of Lynne Carr.

Maclean, formerly the Glasgow-based charity’s head of business development, is a former executive director of the International Network of Street Papers.

John Downie, chair of Impact Arts, which aims to help people change their lives through creativity and involvement in the arts, said: “The board has worked alongside Lisa for over a year now and in her new role as director, she will be a tremendous asset for Impact Arts, leading the organisation forward.

Lisa Maclean
Lisa Maclean

“She brings with her a high level of experience and skill in organisational and business development and has a strong affiliation with the arts.

“I am delighted she is joining us at this pivotal time for Impact Arts and the board and senior team looks forward to working closely with her to help build upon the social and creative impact we have across Scotland.”

Maclean said: “Impact Arts does incredible work using the arts as a positive tool for social change.

“I am excited to be working alongside such a creative and committed team, and to build on the work carried out by my talented predecessors.

“Impact Arts is at an exciting stage of development and we have ambitious plans for the future.

“We’ve been working with the concept of using art to change lives for a number of years, but there is still much to be done. I am confident that alongside my team, I can help make this happen.”

Impact Arts has a new strategic plan in place following involvement in the Big Lottery’s Better by Design programme and the charity recently won the Training Provider of the Year award at the Creative and Cultural Skills Awards.