In this 3-hour workshop, Fiona Robertson (Director of sound) and Jo Buckley (Chief Executive, Dunedin Consort) will offer insight and advice on preparing robust, balanced budgets for music projects (including touring, commissioning and events) as well as offering guidance on how to structure funding applications, both large and small.
Fiona Robertson is Director of sound, a new music organisation based in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, which supports composers, organises outreach and community work and runs the soundfestival. Brought up in Aberdeenshire where she was a keen young musician playing viola in youth orchestras, Fiona went on to study politics and economics at Manchester University, followed by a postgraduate qualification in Arts Administration at Dauphine University in Paris. After many years living and working in France, she returned to Scotland, and since then has worked for the Edinburgh Quartet, Woodend Barn and sound, which she helped set up in 2004.
Jo Buckley is Chief Executive of Dunedin Consort, and was formerly Label Manager of Delphian Records. She has worked in arts management for more than 15 years, including positions with Britten Sinfonia, Mr McFall's Chamber, Live Music Now, Northern Sinfonia and New Music Scotland. From 2017-18 she was an external assessor for Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund. She sits on the Board of Directors for Hebrides Ensemble and St Mary’s Music School.