Kim Simpson is a producer, curator, facilitator and consultant working in Scotland, UK and internationally across the arts and creative industries.
Focusing primarily on providing strategic interventions with a range of cultural organisations, Kim is currently leading the Made in Scotland 2019 Brussels showcase with Edinburgh Fringe and in an innovative partnership with Daisy Douglas. Recent work has included curating and leading the engagement programme for Tramway’s Unlimited Festival, a festival of extraordinary work by disabled artists; and as Senior Producer at In Between Time. She also chairs the board of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre in Edinburgh. Kim has sat on several panels including Unlimited’s Main commissions, International commissions and IETM Bursary panels as well as Edinburgh Fringe Emerging Producers Programme.
Kim has worked within a range of international contexts and has built relationships across Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia. She’s an ISPA Fellow 2017/18, a Clore Fellow 2018/19. She is passionate about increasing the relevance, representation and resilience of marginalised people, aesthetics, artforms and independent practitioners within the arts. She undertakes active research and sharing of knowledge to address barriers and achieve practices that catalyse, enable and support equality and diversity in the sector.