Meet Fiona Logue, CEO/Director of Craft Scotland.
I manage the business and oversee the projects we plan to deliver. I work with the Board and main funder, Creative Scotland, to ensure we deliver our strategic plans and have the appropriate funding in place to do so.
I have always been interested in Scottish craft and my aim in my role as Director is to deliver great opportunities for Scottish craft and makers.
1. Completing my MBA while working full time and having my first daughter – she was considerate and arrived during the Easter break
2. Being able to change careers from the arts, into business and now back into the cultural world again.
3. Being part of the team at the Science Festival that turned it around financially and built its profile at home and abroad.
1. Being offered the chance to work with Craft Scotland.
2. Presenting some great craft at the Collins Gallery.
3. Recently completing a knitted throw for my daughter’s bed.
1. Business management
2. Strategic planning and development
I started my career in the arts following a degree in history of fine art and English literature. I worked in a local authority museum, a gallery presenting temporary exhibitions of art, craft and social history and with the Scottish Arts Council looking after support schemes for visual artists.
I became interested in how the arts were funded and decided to study for an MBA. This took me into the business world as sponsorship manager for Standard Life. As part of the wider marketing department I took on many marketing projects including the brand TV advertising.
Following this I moved to RBS where I worked in various roles in the Credit Card division, principally on customer marketing and new customer acquisition.
Longing to get back to my cultural roots I became Chief Operating Officer at the Edinburgh International Science Festival and enjoyed working with the team there on several festivals and their inspiring schools outreach programme. Through this I was also a board member of Festivals Edinburgh at a hugely exciting time in that organisation’s development.
I’ve sat beside Samuel L. Jackson at the Brit Awards.
Mainly coffee but becoming a big fan of Rooibos tea and a glass of wine in the evening.
Get in touch with Fiona with any questions about Craft Scotland business or project plans.
+44 (0) 131 466 3871