“…when the creative sector becomes part of an overall development and growth strategy, it can contribute to the revitalization of the national economy where hybrid and dynamic economic and cultural exchanges occur and innovation is nurtured.”
UN REPORT on Creative Economy 2013
Joe Hall is the Founder and Director of Creative Stirling. She has been working with a host of brilliant people in Stirling since 2012 to create a place where arts and culture works for the community and support to pursue a career in the creative industries is available to all.
Creative & Curator
Paul grew up not far from Stirling, but ran away from the hills to London, started his own label and quickly began supplying to TopShop, ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Barneys, and Harvey Nicols to namedrop the big ones. He has returned to Scotland to live a quiet life. Since joining Creative Stirling it's been anything but in the best possible way. His favourite part of the job is lending his skills to all things creative and helping the Artists within the store develop their own identity, while constantly growing @madeinstirlingstore.
Stirling Place Partnership
Ruth is the project manager for Stirling’s Place Partnership. She joined the Creative Stirling team in August 2018 and is with us here in Stirling 3 days a week. Her role is all about working with the Stirling Cultural Partnership to connect up creative activity across Stirling and work with local people to shape Stirling’s creative identity.
Ruth’s background is in music and when she’s not working with us, she’s doing her PhD about the responsibility of publicly funded cultural leaders.
Events Program Assistant
After joining the team on an internship in 2016, Sam now works as the Events Program Assistant, helping with various different jobs required on all of Creative Stirling’s events, including running the Pecha Kucha steering group. He is also responsible for manging the social media pages.
He is currently working on his undergraduate dissertation in Global Cinema and plans to undertake a postgraduate degree in Film Programming in the near future.
Helen works within the Creative Stirling team as Personal Assistant to the Director and as a general administrator, covering everything from client meetings, managing the diary and book keeping.
She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy and worked in this profession in Australia for several years specialising in Dementia, young people with autism and children with learning difficulties.
Sam began at Creative Stirling in 2013 as part of her university placement. After continuing to volunteer, Sam then became one of the Curators for Made In Stirling store. Sam has a passion for conceptual art, community engagement and wine.