NEWS: JENNY CROWE ANNOUNCED AS NEW ARTS MANAGER AT PLATFORM, GLASGOW

Jenny Crowe has been announced by Platform in Easterhouse, Glasgow as their new Arts Manager, replacing current Arts Manager Jackie Shearer who will take up her role as Chief Executive at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock. Jenny will join Platform in April in this the tenth birthday year of the complex.

A number of celebrations are planned for the 10th birthday year iincluding a full venue birthday party on July 30th and Made in Easterhouse in October featuring a host of events which celebrate the area and work created in the area.

Councillor James Coleman, chair of Greater Easterhouse Arts Company said: “We are delighted to appoint Jenny Crowe as Arts Manager. She brings a wealth of experience and a bold vision to Platform and will build on the strong legacy left by her predecessor, Jackie Shearer. Jenny’s experience includes project managing the successful Generation project which celebrated 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland and mentoring and project managing a community based public art and garden project in Ferguslie Park. Her experience demonstrates her commitment to the importance of engaging artists and communities at all levels – an aim that is shared by Easterhouse’s thriving multi-arts space.”

Jenny Crowe said: I am delighted to be taking up the post of Arts Manager at Platform. Having previously worked in Easterhouse I know how special the venue is to local audiences. Platform has a fantastic community engagement team who have delivered ambitious forward-thinking projects over the last 10 years and I look forward to developing our future programme together.”

Jenny Crowe has worked across the arts sector as an independent pubic art commissioner and project producer for nearly 20 years. Recent roles include coordinating the national programme GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, a partnership between National Galleries of Scotland, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland and as National Coordinator at Scottish Contemporary Art Network. Jenny has developed considerable expertise working directly with audiences and in community engagement. Jenny is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Glasgow Sculpture Studio.