The Team

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Linda Grant
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Mark Lawe 

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        Ian Grant

Jean Jarvis
Jean Jarvis
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Jan Holgate

The GO project started life as a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2016. It was set up by former education and charity manager Linda Grant, who, with partner Ian, established the project in Lincolnshire and more recently developed its main base in Perth.

'As someone working in lots of community-based training and wellbeing projects, the value of using the arts for self-expression and wellbeing became fundamental,' says Linda.'This was particularly the case for clients who use support. So making the arts accessible is hugely important in promoting diversity and inclusion and just making people feel so much better about themselves.'

As a CIC, we have a volunteer Board of Directors, who collectively, have a broad range of governance skills and creative flair. We are so grateful for their expertise, support and commitment.

Jean Jarvis, based in Tayside, who, as well as being a trained counsellor and a mindfulness coach, has extensive experience of supporting students with additional needs in Further and Higher Education.

Mark Lawe, who has worked in and managed rural businesses throughout his career and is a great source of advice. 

Ian Grant, an experienced sound engineer and our 'go-to' person for all things technical, including film production.

Julie Stubbs, who brings extensive skills in business development, project and service delivery and management as well as fundraising. 

Janieann McCracken, a media specialist and University lecturer in audio production. 

Jan Holgate, a teacher, with a particular interest and expertise in music production and performance and leading young choirs. 

Julie Stubbs

Janieann McCracken

In gratitude for the life and contribution of                    Director Tony Barker
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our beloved colleague and director Tony has died 
at the age of 53.
A media and communications specialist, with a natural flair for radio broadcasting, Tony endeared himself to everyone he interviewed, every shy student he encouraged, every audience he entertained and everyone he informed through his marketing, business development and communications roles.
He mostly loved chatting to people, which made him hugely popular with clients, customers and work colleagues in the many community and charity roles he undertook. He had the gift of making someone's day just by being affable and kind and was everyone's perfect event compere (which he knew!).
He quite simply made the world a better place.
Thank you Tony. We will always hold you in memory.