Glow Arts is a creative and community consultancy company based in the East End of Glasgow. We specialise in working with individuals and organisations across the UK to develop their projects so that they can reach new and existing audiences.
History and People
Glow Arts was set up in late 2005 by Jennifer McGlone initially as a booking agent for Lau, Lori Watson & the Rule of Three, Findlay Napier & the Barroom Mountaineers. The company quickly incorporated Jennifer’s other freelance work with Hands up for Trad, Celtic Connections Festival and various teaching positions.
Over the past 11 years the organisation has taken a few different directions (music promotions, tour management to name a few). However, Glow Arts now focuses on project management, consultancy and producing creative events for a variety of individuals and organisations.
Jennifer McGlone – Manager
Originally from Easterhouse in Glasgow, Jennifer has been involved in traditional music since 1995 when she attended her first tin whistle class organised by Easterhouse Arts Project (EAP). Jennifer progressed through the project classes, becoming a member of the management committee of EAP in 1996, and then a tutor in 1998, teaching tin whistle at the weekly adult and youth classes, and also in the local primary schools. It was at this point that she decided to pursue career in the Arts Sector.
In the next few years while studying for her BA in Community Arts she worked for the following organisations, Easterhouse Arts Project, Greater Easterhouse Arts Team, South Lanarkshire Council, Celtic Connections. She graduated in 2002 and went onto work as Traditional Music Officer for South Lanarkshire Council until April 2004, when she joined ALP Scots Music Group (SMG) as Education Development Worker until October 2005 when she left to set up Glow Arts. During this time Jennifer also worked with Hands up for Trad, Feis nan Gaidheal, RSAMD, Gosport & Fareham Festival, Feis Dunedin, East Lothian Council (YMI) and Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin.
Jennifer joined Scottish Arts Council in 2006 as part of the Youth Music Initiative team, where she remained working across a number of programmes such as CashBack for Creativity, YMI and Traditional Arts until March 2013 (SAC became Creative Scotland in 2010) when she decided to make Glow Arts a full-time company again.