Hilary Nicoll is a Senior Lecturer at Gray’s School of Art where she delivers the Creative Futures programme, and Co-Director of Look Again, a creative unit embedded in the school that supports and promotes the creative sector in the region through a range of exhibitions, events and learning programmes, including the Creative Entrepreneurship course delivered with Sally Charles. Prior to joining Academia she worked for key institutions in the UK cultural and creative sector, including for The Arts Council of England, Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Aberdeenshire, and as consultant for Creative Scotland. She has a particular interest in organisational and creative sector development and artist-led initiatives.
ArticlesIntroduction This article explores the phenomenon of the Creative City in the context of Aberdeen, Scotland’s third-largest city. The common perception of Aberdeen is likely to revolve around its status, for the last 50 years, as Europe’s Oil & Gas Capital. However, for more than a decade Aberdeen’s city planners have sought to incorporate creativity and culture...Read more