Carl Watt - Head of Programmes

0131 243 2757

Carl joined Arts & Business Scotland on in April 2013 to manage the the New Arts Sponsorship Grants programme and support the delivery of key training events.

Carl began his career developing international trade and public exhibitions held at the SECC in Glasgow. He then went on to become a PR, marketing and business development consultant working with various arts and cultural organisations including The Byre Theatre of St Andrews, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company and Benchmark Film Company. He was also contracted to review the application process and manage Sportsmatch Scotland.

For seven years Carl worked for Museums Galleries Scotland (formerly Scottish Museums Council). As Head of External Relations his portfolio included overseeing stakeholder communications, a rebranding of the organisation, developing tourism potential and developing new promotional and educational programmes delivered by museums and galleries across Scotland. He was also invited by Tourism New Zealand and the New Zealand National Museum service to deliver a series of engagement days across both islands promoting two initiatives developed for Museums Galleries Scotland.

For two years Carl was also Director of Stonewall Scotland working on LGBT equality driven initiatives in partnership with Scottish Government, local authorities, Scotland’s police forces and leading private companies.