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Forum membership

Orkney Arts Forum is made up of a wide range of individual and organisation members. This helps ensure that the full breadth of the arts in Orkney are represented. Artform representatives are elected onto the Forum and are able to raise issues and concerns about the arts from any member of the public and the artistic community.

Current membership of the Orkney Arts Forum is as follows:

Elected Artform Representatives

  • Architecture, Design and New Media - Jonathan Ford
  • Craft - vacant
  • Dance - vacant
  • Drama - Chris Matthews
  • Film - Mark Jenkins
  • Literature - Donna Heddle
  • Music - Euan Allison
  • Storytelling - Fran Hollinrake
  • Visual Arts - Rik Hammond (Chair)

Local Arts Organisations

  • Orkney Arts Society - Jean Leonard
  • Pier Arts Centre - Neil Firth
  • St Magnus International Festival - Tanya McGill
  • SCDA Orkney - Michael McLaughlin
  • Orkney Folk Festival - Judy Clayton
  • George Mackay Brown Fellowship - Yvonne Gray / Alison Miller
  • Orkney Crafts Association - Heather Croy/Elaine Henderson
  • The Pickaquoy Trust - Mark Harrison

Regional/national organisations

  • Creative Scotland - Caroline Docherty
Orkney based agencies and organisations
  • HIE Orkney - Francesca Couperwhite
  • VisitScotland - Barbara Foulkes
  • Voluntary Action Orkney - Gail Anderson
Orkney Islands Council
  • Arts, Museums and Heritage - Clare Gee
  • Arts Officer (and facilitator of OAF) - Antony Mottershead
  • Elected Member Representative - Owen Tierney
  • Orkney Library and Archive - Gary Amos
  • Orkney College Art & Design - Anne Bevan

To contact any member of Orkney Arts Forum, please visit the Contacts page