Motherwell man Stuart McCue-Dick has been appointed executive director for corporate services at leading Scottish arts organisation Wasps Artists’ Studios.
Wasps, which has approaching 1,000 artists and others as tenants in its 17 centres all over Scotland, specialises in providing affordable high-quality studio, office and working space to the creative sector.
Its current plans include The Briggait Creation Centre, in Glasgow, which will give Scotland a new base for developing circus, dance, street theatre, trapeze and aerial performance.
Stuart was director of finance and administration for the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) and has a keen personal interest in the arts as president of Dalziel HSFPA Easter Egg Club.
At Wasps he will take an overarching view of finance, HR and governance issues.
Stuart said: “This is a particularly exciting time to be involved with Wasps – there is a huge demand for what it offers and there are waiting lists for all its properties.
“The contribution that arts and culture make to our society and economy is often underrated, and the work that Wasps does is very important to Scotland’s future.”
Mr McCue-Dick added that he hopes to spend time meeting and talking to tenants around the country to ensure that the organisation is continuing to cater for their needs and aspirations.
Wasps chairman Andrew Burrell welcomed Mr McCue-Dick and fellow new arrival, senior executive director of business development Audrey Carlin, on board.
He said: “Audrey and Stuart have bucket loads of relevant experience in areas such as regeneration and finance along with their involvement in the arts making them ideally placed to take Wasps on its next journey.
“The outlook is very promising and this will be an outstanding opportunity for both of them to help shape one of Scotland’s most innovative and successful arts sector organisations.”