Steven Thomson

Lay Member

STEVEN THOMSON, Secretary & Communications Officer (Lay member)

Steven Thomson joined PAI and its Committee in 2018. He is creative director & CEO for Outspoken Arts Scotland. From 2004-2014, he was Producer of the former Glasgay! Festival. During his tenure, he grew the festival into a month-long celebration at nearly 20 venues, attracting up to 35,000 visitors and contributing upwards of £0.5m to the national economy. Glasgay! ran from 1993-2014. Since 2015 he has worked for Outspoken Arts Scotland and consulted, as a Creative Producer, for Renfrewshire Council, supporting it’s Paisley 2021 UK City of Culture bid and a £4.2 million event legacy plan 2018-2022. Steven was born in Paisley, studied at Stanely Green High School and lives in Glenburn.

Steven became PAI’s Secretary & Communications Officer in Dec 2020.