Staff

Creative Director/CEO & Company Secretary
steventhomson@outspokenarts.org
M: +44(0)776 272 2460

Steven has worked in the professional performing arts since 1983. He has worked at Glasgow’s Tron, Tramway, King’s and Mitchell Theatres as well as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). He followed that with a large scale project, The Big Picnic, with Bill Bryden and Promenade Productions. He worked subsequently for the Scottish Claymores and from 1998-2003 he was Administrative Director for New Moves International Ltd, producers of the New Territories festival. He ran the Glasgay! festival from 2004-2014 and subsequently transitioned the company into Outspoken Arts Scotland. He has also consulted, as a Creative Producer, for Renfrewshire Council supporting its Paisley 2021 UK City of Culture bid and an Event Legacy plan 2018-2022.  Steven is also a committee member of the Paisley Art Institute.

Engagement Manager
alphonsoharrison@outspokenarts.org
M: +44(0)759 891 1026

Alphonso joined the Company as initially our Administrator in April 2007. He was previously Ticketing Director for NFL Europe League’s Scottish Claymores and England Monarch’s American football teams. He was also Box Office Manager for Promenade Production’s The Big Picnic at Harland & Wolff Engine Shed. Alphonso most recently worked for US military defence contractor Northrop Grumman. in his newly reformed post Alphonso will look after most aspects of artists, communities and participants engagement activities as well as programme and event management.

PR & Marketing Manager 
marketing@outspokenarts.org
Lisa re-joined the Company in 2018 after a spell of working on major events such as the Mackintosh Festival and other work with Glasgow’s Merchant Square.  Lisa brings a wealth of experience in public relations, advertising, publishing and press campaigning.

Visual Arts & Creative Learning Officer 

ilonadynowski@outspokenarts.org

Ilona joined the team in September 2019 to deliver and develop arts programmes for a variety of different communities. Utilising past voluntary teaching and creative learning experience of working within a variety of educational settings from primary to undergraduate. Her background is primarily in Contemporary Fine Art and as a practicing artist, working with a variety of mediums and specialising in oil painting. In 2016, she gained a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with Honours from Moray School of Art and in 2019, they achieved a Master of Letters in Fine Art Practice with The Glasgow School of Art – Painting Pathway.