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Based on the Isle of Eigg, Lucy has worked in the creative and arts sector for the last 30 years. Working with individual creatives, small businesses and organisations, she has provided project management, advice, training, and showcasing opportunities for a wide range of Highlands & Islands and Scotland‐wide initiatives. These include Channel 4’s 4Talent Scotland, KEO Films, North Lands Creative Glass, Six Cities Design Festival, Arts & Business Scotland and HI~Arts. She has also raised funds, organised and coordinated events, training courses, conferences, theatre and music tours for clients across the UK.
Since October 2011 Lucy has been developing Eigg Box. Planned to open in 2015, Eigg Box will be a cultural enterprise hub, bringing together local creative businesses with artists from around the world. Eigg Box turns on its head the notion that a centre of entrepreneurship and creativity needs to be at the centre of population. Eigg Box makes the remote central.
Established as a self‐sustaining social enterprise, Eigg Box will be a powerhouse of creative activity, entrepreneurship, inspiration and collaboration. However, unlike its urban counterparts, Eigg Box’s eco‐built studios and creative workspace are on the Isle of Eigg; a community‐owned, renewably‐powered island, off the north-west coast of Scotland with a population of less than a hundred.