With substantial experience in visual and performing arts, Jean helps drive the vision forward for Glasgow's premier arts festival.
Jean is the producer of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (GI) and, on an occasional basis, develops independent initiatives such as The Arts Practice, instigating projects that are practice-led rather than art-form led.
In 2006, Jean was awarded an inaugural Scottish Arts Council Creative Producer’s Bursary and in 2007 was a core member of Gray’s School of Art’s Arts Practice, Public and Policy Group, working with Suzanne Lacy.
Jean’s freelance portfolio spans live art, dance, theatre and visual art. In 2005 she produced Selective Memory: Scotland & Venice, Scotland’s national presentation at the Venice Biennale.
She is a specialist advisor to the dance department at Creative Scotland and to Public Art Scotland. Jean contributes to the Management Committee for VIRE – an international research enquiry instigated by VAGA (Visual Arts and Galleries Association) Scotland. She is Vice Chair of The Work Room choreographic space hosted at The Tramway in Glasgow and serves on the board of dynamic Edinburgh based street arts company Iron Oxide. Having qualified as a Relational Dynamics coach in 2009, Jean is currently a mentor on the Federation of Scottish Theatres' programme 'Step Up'.
In May 2009 she was invited as one of 35 cultural leaders from the UK, Western Europe, North America, and the Middle East to participate on the British Council’s year long pilot Cultural Leadership International programme.