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Philip Deverell

Director, Strategy
Telephone 0131 523 0065

Areas of responsibility

Philip leads on strategy development within Creative Scotland. This includes responsibility for strategic planning and partner relationships. Philip also oversees our work on Place Partnerships, Creative Place Awards and Capital funding. He also works with Scottish Government, Local Authorities, development agencies, and other partners to help maximise Creative Scotland’s impact in our role as a funder, development agency, and advocate for the arts, screen and creative industries.

Background and experience

Before joining Creative Scotland, Philip was Director of Grants for the Arts at Arts Council England, leading on the strategic and operational management the Arts Council’s open access lottery investment. He led the design and implementation of the Arts Council’s national investment centre, and developed strategic funding programmes for regional museums, libraries, and arts touring.

Prior to working with Arts Council England, Philip had an extensive career in the theatre. Starting as a stage manager he moved on to be a production manager, and then producer in both the commercial and subsidised theatre sectors, touring major theatre productions around the country.