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 a Perthshire base as well.
'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 fairness, 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.
Tony Barker, who is our marketing and PR guru and an avid supporter and contributor to local radio.
Mark Lawe, who has worked in and managed rural businesses throughout his career and is a great source of advice.
Ian Grant, who is an experienced sound engineer and is our 'go-to' person for all things technical, including film as well as audio work.
Julie Stubbs, who brings extensive skills in business development, project and service delivery and management as well as fundraising.
Janieann McCracken, who is a media specialist and University lecturer in audio production.
Jan Holgate, who has spent a career in teaching, with a particular interest and expertise in music production and performance and leading young choirs.