Janet Archer has been CEO of Creative Scotland since July 2013. Since that time she has appointed a new senior leadership team and produced a long-term plan for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland – ‘Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition’. Alongside this she has simplified Creative Scotland’s approach to funding and begun implementing a new People Strategy for the organisation.
Prior to joining Creative Scotland, Janet spent six years at Arts Council England as Director, Dance, working as part of the national arts strategy team. Previously, Janet spent 16 years with the Newcastle-based National Dance Agency, Dance City as Chief Executive and Artistic Director. She was instrumental to the organisation’s development as a producer, educator and development agency.