consultant, cultural policy; author, Where are the women?; former director of planning and development, Scottish Arts Council
Christine Hamilton is a Glasgow-based freelance consultant in cultural policy who has worked in the creative and cultural sector for 40 years. After graduating in drama and English from University of Glasgow, she gained a diploma in arts admin from City University. Her career began in theatre at the Citizens’ Theatre, then 7:84 (Scotland) and TAG. She was arts officer for the Scottish Trades Union Congress then worked at the Scottish Arts Council as director of planning and development. Christine joined the academic world for ten years during which time she founded and ran the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow and then, the Institute for Creative Enterprise, Coventry University where she supported creative graduates into business. Christine served for ten years on the board of Glasgow School of Art and is currently chair of the Touring Network supporting performing arts in the Highlands and Islands, and Untitled Projects, a theatre company. She has undertaken a range of consultancy projects and published on areas of cultural policy. In March 2016, she published Where Are the Women?, a report on women in theatre in Scotland.