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Emma Nicolson


AS director of ATLAS Arts based in Isle of Skye, the Hebrides, Emma has a commitment to contemporary arts practice particularly that which explores a multidisciplinary approach and engages collaboratively with the community. Emma has been actively involved in the arts for over twenty years and has worked with leading cultural institutions in Scotland, England, Ireland and, most recently, Australia. She has extensive experience in strategic and operational management, and curated programmes. Her professional work has comprised high quality programming, community involvement and break-through audience development initiatives.
Emma moved to Skye from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, where she was a Senior Manager for three years, working on an ambitious international programme of contemporary art. She is currently a part-time PhD student at DJCAD, University of Dundee, on the boards of CCA, Glasgow; SCAN, Scottish Contemporary Art Network; and a director of PACT – Portree Area Community Trust.
Emma recently sat on the Visual Arts Review Panel at Creative Scotland and previously worked as a Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Arts Council.