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Chief Executive

Jim Tough

Jim Tough

A graduate of Edinburgh University, he came to the arts via an earlier career in community education. He established the award winning WHALE project (Wester Hailes Arts for Leisure and Education) in Edinburgh, a role that included direct involvement in youth theatre as well as the development of a venue during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In June 1998, he was appointed to the post of Combined Arts Director at the Scottish Arts Council and became Director of Arts in January 2003. In March 2007 he became Acting Chief Executive and since November 2008 he has been Chief Executive. 

Age of Creativity; Photo: Graham McIver
Belinda Guidi Exhibition at the CCA; Photo: Alan McAteer
Fruitmarket bookshop exterior; Photo: Michael Wolchover
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