With extensive, in-depth knowledge of the creative arts and industries sector, Mary has managed the CABN project since its pilot year in 2009, building the network and support it provides within the Scottish Borders.
Mary has worked with Scottish Borders Council since 2005, initially managing the youth film making project (VOMO – Voice of My Own), and as a Cultural Co-ordinator for Moving Image. Previous to this, she worked in the film industry for many years, latterly as an award-winning producer for Red Kite Animation in Edinburgh.
Mary has a MA Hons in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University and Post Graduate Diploma from Edinburgh College of Art for which she received a Distinction. After a spell teaching in Barcelona, she returned to her native Western Isles to work in Heritage and Environmental Interpretation before embarking on a career in the developing Scottish animation industry.
Mary is a practicing visual artist, based at a WASPS Studio in Selkirk and exhibits regularly.
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Kay has been providing clerical support to the CABN project since November 2011. Her background is in finance, having completed a degree in Financial Services at Napier University in 1997, before going on to work as senior administrator with an independent financial adviser in Kelso. Kay took a break from work to raise her family in 2005 and her post with CABN is her first since returning to the workplace. Over the last few years she has gone from knowing very little about the creative sector in the Scottish Borders to having a good understanding of the unique way it operates and the people involved with it.
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Felicity originally studied Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art (1993-1999), and qualified as an Architect in 2001 practicing in Edinburgh until 2008 and teaching part-time at Edinburgh College of Art (2003-2007).
In 2008, she started studying at ECA on the Part-time BA (Combined) Degree course in Art & Design and last year transferred to and completed an MA in Contemporary Art Practice. Felicity is a member of The Artist Book Group and has recently joined Visual Arts Scotland as a Council Member.
Felicity works part-time as Social Media Assistant for the Creative Arts Business Network (CABN), while also working as a freelance Artist researching, exhibiting and developing her own work in her home based studio and running her own creative paper and book workshops for young people.