Striving for Excellence: Helen Smout, CEO of Culture PK

With a career that spans arts and culture, childcare and time as the library services manager it was as though Helen Smout had been working towards the role of CEO for Perth’s newly formed cultural services organisation Culture PK, for her entire life.

Culture Perth and Kinross is a dynamic new charitable trust established in 2016, taking forward the delivery of museums, libraries, archives, family and local history and creative learning in Perth and Kinross.

With a vision to be at the heart of a cultural community that connects peoples ideas, knowledge and collections, their mission is to develop and deliver a range of sector leading services, public programmes and partnerships which engage a wide and diverse audience in the best of local, national and international culture.

Overseeing one of the biggest shifts in cultural delivery that Perth has seen for decades is no small task but one which Helen has relished and at which she has excelled, driving an increase in footfall to museums and taking forward, in conjunction with Perth & Kinross Council, some of the biggest capital development projects in the city.

Hear Helen’s story first hand and what she has planned next for herself and for our fantastic wee city.


6pm: Arrival, Informal Networking & Buffet

6.30pm: Helen Smout, CEO of Culture Perth & Kinross

8pm: Informal Networking until event closes


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