Amy has worked in the arts and creative sector for the last 25 years working with and supporting artists and arts organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand, the UK and internationally. During that time, she has worked alongside artists and creatives, arts organisations and government agencies, finding new ways of supporting artists and the wider sector.
Before joining the DEPOT in 2021 Amy held roles as Senior International Adviser for Creative New Zealand, General Manager of Festivals Edinburgh and Head of Participant Services for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. While working for Festivals Edinburgh Amy co-founded Creative Carbon Scotland, now one of the UK’s leading arts and climate change organisations founded on the belief that the role of the arts, screen, cultural and creative industries is essential in contributing to the transformational change to a more environmentally sustainable world.
Amy’s thinking and outlook on life and work has always been international but rooted locally and she’s been lucky enough to follow a path that has allowed her to explore and connect with ideas and colleagues from around the world for most of her professional life. She is a strong believer in the power of collaboration and in continued exploration and learning in all that we do. She believes that creativity is essential to everyday life and that we should celebrate and nurture the creative in all of us and the world around us.