I was keen to learn more about the relationships between training and practising artists within Glasgow.
In 2014, I began a placement with Sarah Munro during her time as Head of Arts for Glasgow Life. Our conversations were centered around her role as Head of Arts and my role as student.
Sarah and I's conversations often led us to the same question.
In response to this question, I set up The New Bill - a research collective for those aged 16-25. Commissioned by the Arches I presented two events for the Arches Commons as part of Behaviour 2015.
For the purpose of the Commons, The New Bill aimed to start a conversation about what the creative industries in Scotland asks of young people.
Since setting up The New Bill and taking part in Behaviour 2015, I continue to ask myself how best to approach a professional practice as a young person. I'm currently facilitating The New Bill to experiment with performance. What can this collective of people offer each other? What does it mean to be a young person in charge of your own representation on stage? What is the transaction between audience and artist?