Suzy Glass is an independent Producer and Cultural Consultant based in Scotland with more than fifteen years of experience working across the art, design and media sectors. She is interested in emerging and unusual contexts, focussing on sited and digital work. She specialises in bringing together design thinking with cultural projects to encourage innovation and systems change. She focusses increasingly on the role of creativity in inter-disciplinary projects and is particularly keen to explore ideas relating to parenting and feminism.
Suzy has been involved in initiating, developing and implementing a number of national strategic programmes over the past five years. Within Scotland these include Sync, Scotland’s internationally acclaimed digital innovation programme, and Sited+, a research programme addressing the impact and potential impact of sited work in Scotland. She was part of the Learning Team on the Nesta / ACE Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. She is currently working with the team at Culture Perth and Kinross to develop a new approach to commissioning public art for the region.
Major art projects Suzy has recently developed and produced include: Ciara Phillip’s Every Woman (2016), co-commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and 14-18 NOW; Hanna Tuulikki’s Away with the Birds (2014 / 15), part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and accompanied by a digital version created for the The Space; Yann Seznec’s Currents(2014), commissioned by the Edinburgh Art Festival as part of the PRSF New Music Biennial – winner of the Sonic Art category in the 2015 British Composer Awards; Sarah Kenchington’s Wind Pipes (2013), commissioned by the Edinburgh Art Festival.
Suzy is currently producing Message for the Skies, a major piece conceived and made by Underbelly as part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. She is working with theatre maker Clare Duffy to produce Civic Digit’s Big Data Show, with dance artist Roberta Jean to create and distribute film versions of her critically acclaimed piece Brocade, with choreographer Rosanna Irvine to develop a strategy for raising her profile in Scotland, and with Australian visual artist Kate Scardifield on a new sited work called Canis Major.
In the past Suzy has produced work with and for a number of arts and cultural organisations including the BBC, digital design studio ISO and museums including the London Transport Museum and the Museum of London. She began her career at Arts Council England where she worked as an Officer in the Capital Department.
Suzy was shortlisted for a 2016 Arts Foundation Fellowship. She is the proud mother of two very small people.