Biographies

Biographies

Suzy Glass is an an independent consultant, producer and facilitator. She works in interdisciplinary settings with particular interests in cultural practice, emerging futures and transformational change. She is based in Scotland and work internationally. She specialises in cultural production, strategic development and organisational development – particularly digital transformation. She has strengths in horizon scanning and synthesis, and is comfortable working in complex environments.  

Clients include the Edinburgh Futures Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Creative Scotland, Culture Perth and Kinross among others. Projects range from workshopping Covid-19 emergence and renewal strategies, delivering a digital pivot consultancy programme to support 22 individuals / organisations to realign their work, and producing a remote collaborative research project exploring how the public can better understand the impacts of AI. 

In 2020 Suzy has designed and delivered workshops and talks with and for clients including the Collective Leadership team at Scottish Government, International Futures Forum, Young Scot, Edinburgh International Cultural Summit. Topics have included Future Gazing, 21st Century Methodologies, and Working with Complexity

In the past she has been involved in initiating, developing and implementing a number of national strategic programmes. These include Sync, Scotland’s internationally acclaimed digital innovation programme, and Sited+, a research programme addressing the civic impact and potential impact of sited work in Scotland. She was also part of the Learning Team for the Nesta / ACE Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.

Major art projects Suzy has developed and produced include: Message for the Skies for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (2019), Ciara Phillip’s Every Woman (2016), co-commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and 14-18 NOW; Hanna Tuulikki’s Away with the Birds (2014 / 15), part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and accompanied by a digital version created for the The Space; Yann Seznec’s Currents (2014), commissioned by the Edinburgh Art Festival as part of the PRSF New Music Biennial – winner of the Sonic Art category in the 2015 British Composer Awards; Sarah Kenchington’s Wind Pipes (2013), commissioned by the Edinburgh Art Festival.

Suzy began her career in funding, working at Arts Council England as a Capital Officer. She returned to funding in 2018, spending 1.5 years in Creative Scotland. 

Suzy was shortlisted for a 2016 Arts Foundation Fellowship. She is the proud mother of two very small people.