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Join Katie Duffy, Senior Projects & Programmes Manager for Arts & Music at Glasgow Life to open Resonate Music Industry Conference 2019. A short insight into the work of Glasgow Life, what it means to be a UNESCO City of Music and the arts and music projects which make Glasgow one of the most vibrant creative cities in the world. Katie will speak about how Glasgow Life works to enable routes and access to Glasgow's thriving arts and music sector in communities across the city, and the City's global cultural connections.

On average, Glasgow hosts 130 music events each week! That’s more than any other city in Scotland. Collaborations between performers, venues, music organisations, festivals, promoters, schools, higher education and communities make for an exciting ecosystem in which musicians and their music can flourish.

Katie has worked in the arts and festivals sector for 25 years inspired by her training and ongoing practice as a musician.  An early career across music performance, education and industry led to a role in Arts Development at Glasgow Life which broadened her experience across all art-forms.  Moving in 2012 to the Events team at Glasgow Life as Events Manager for the city’s cultural events and festivals portfolio, Katie was part of the Festival 2014 team during the Commonwealth Games and led on Glasgow’s hosting of the Turner Prize in 2015 and The Homeless World Cup in 2016.

Katie held the role of Senior Cultural Programme Manager at Glasgow 2018 European Championships, leading on the programming and delivery of Festival 2018 – a large-scale, spectacular and collaborative city wide event with an accessible and international programme.

In her current portfolio as Senior Projects, Programme and Festivals Manager for Glasgow Life, Katie has responsibility for the city’s cultural festivals including Celtic Connections, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow Mela and Merchant City Festival.  She also has responsibility for Glasgow Arts and Music’s programmes across the city, including Glasgow UNESCO City of Music, and has worked with the team to roll out Phase 1 of the Artist in Residence project which supports and enables the widest possible creative dialogue in communities across the city by commissioning an artist for each one of the city’s 23 electoral wards.

Earlier Event: November 14
Compere: Janice Forsyth
Later Event: November 14
Keynote Speech : Simon Napier-Bell