Kathy Scott is the creative director of The Trailblazery and is passionate about creating and curating experiences that celebrate the human spirit. She has worked and played with a host of artists, collectives, activists and pioneers around the world to make cultural projects that animate the times we live in. She is dedicated to creating work that orients around our shared heart-centered qualities of courage, compassion and care.
Kathy has worked professionally as a curator, producer, creative strategist, communications director and campaign leader in the cultural arena in Ireland for the last 15 years. She is the creative director of the ireland : iceland project - an ongoing collaborative creative project connecting the islands and people of Ireland and Iceland. She co-curated and produced Pilgrimage Project - an ongoing series of multidisciplinary artistic residencies featuring artists and critical thinkers from Ireland, Iceland and Greece. She curates and produces Wonderlust - a bespoke cultural stage at Body&Soul Festival. She is currently creative-in-residence in the field of Neurohumanities at Trinity College Dublin.
As an independent consultant, her portfolio includes some of Ireland’s cultural leaders: Galway International Arts Festival, Abbey Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival, Project Arts Centre, Yeats2015, Dublin Film Festival, Body&Soul Festival, Imagine Science Festival, EVA International, Sounds from a Safe Harbour, A Lust for Life, Pieta House, Rough Magic Theatre Company, Landmark Productions, THEATREclub, Crash Ensemble, Cork Opera House, Irish Architecture Foundation, Dublin Contemporary, Cohn Design, Ard Bia Collective, I.NY, AIB, Bank of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Dublin's Culture Connects, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. She has contributed to The Irish Times,The Irish Independent, The Sunday Business Post, Cara Magazine, Image Magazine, A Lust for Life, RTÉ Radio, Lyric FM and BBC Radio on cultural affairs.
Kathy holds a Masters in Arts Criticism and Cultural Policy from London City University. She has completed cultural leadership development programmes with Clore Leadership and Common Purpose. She has received funding awards from the European Union,The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, The Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council, UNESCO and Dublin’s Culture Connects. She offers a professional mentoring programme for creative, social and business entrepreneurs to activate their trailblazing enterprise and elevate it to the next level.
Kathy has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 15 years. She has trained as a teacher in the Kundalini, Sivananda & Anusara yoga methods and is committed to continually developing this practice that has transformed her life from the inside out. She is currently training with Thomas Hübl as part of The Pocket Project – a global movement dedicated to deepening our understanding of collective and intergenerational trauma.