We are delighted to share with you our Business plan, which sets out our vision and strategy for the next five years at Puppet Animation Scotland. It was developed through extensive consultation with artists, audiences, venues and industry partners alongside our board and staff team. What we’ve articulated here is the beginning of a conversation about our shared future.

This business plan is a living, fluid document which will continue to evolve throughout the five years of its life. It establishes a direction of travel, but individual strategy elements and objectives will likely change.

Looking to the organisation’s future, we have identified five key development themes which will shape the next five years of our life, as well as continued focus on presentation of high-quality work, artist development and opportunities to participate which are interweaved through our activity on an ongoing basis.

The five key development themes are:

Partnerships and Collaboration

Community Engagement Wellbeing

Empowerment and Fair Pay

Business Sustainability

Access for All

You can read more about these areas for development in our business plan. View our 2022 – 2027 Business Plan here

The period 22 – 23 sees our Artistic Director and CEO Dawn Taylor on a period of maternity leave between March – September 2022, with our Festivals & Projects Manager Aidan Nicol moving into the role of Interim Director for this period. Róisín O’Brien has joined the team as Creative Producer to provide additional producing support and lead on programming for Manipulate 2023. See below our contact details – you are welcome to contact any of us regarding projects or advice at any time.

Aidan – [email protected] – our Interim Director and usually our Festivals & Projects Manager can support you on project development, fundraising and production queries.

Róisín – [email protected] – our Creative Producer (maternity cover) is here for the next 6 months and can support you with queries around Manipulate 2023, our creative fund opportunity, call outs and commissions as well as presentation opportunities.

Abbie – [email protected] – our Marketing & Development Manager Abbie can support you with queries about marketing and promoting your work.

Heidi – [email protected] – if you’re unsure who to reach out to, email Heidi – she’ll be able to answer general queries about our organisation, and put you in touch with the best member of our team.




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