Claire Dow

Claire is Principal Events Officer for Dundee City Council, leading the team with responsibility for facilitating external event organisers as well as programming and delivering Council events. Her remit also includes increasing the scale and scope of events in the city.
Previously she was a freelance creative producer, responsible for events ranging from theatre tours to large scale participatory arts projects, working with Dundee Rep Theatre, Creative Scotland, Stellar Quines Theatre company and others. She spent many years as General Manager and Projects Manager with Playwrights' Studio, Scotland, developing and supporting playwrights, before turning to freelance producing and consultancy.
Prior to the moving into arts management, Claire was a stage manager, enjoying pantomimes at the Kings Theatre Glasgow, tours with 7:84 Theatre company, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and Riverdance and Festivals including Dublin Theatre Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
She is most interested in people, creating collective experiences, spectacle, work for children and young people, cross artform projects and talent development.

How the Fellowship impacted me

I cannot overstate the impact of my time with Clore. I have completely changed my practice, I enjoy an active and supportive peer cohort, and I am assured in my professional life. The time and space to evaluate my life and work has benefited me enormously. I had fun, cried a lot and made lifelong friendships!

How I am using my skills for change

Every day I listen better, make clearer decisions and consider more widely my place in the cultural landscape. This allows me to contribute more productively and with generosity.