Morvern Cunningham (she/they) is a freelance creative, currently Creative Lead at Culture Collective – a Scottish Government funded network of 26 participatory arts projects across Scotland, shaped by local communities alongside artists and creative organisations. They also co-facilitate the Creative Community Hubs Network project based in Edinburgh with their Whale Arts colleague Tiki Muir.
During the pandemic, Morvern authored two pamphlets:“You’ll Have Had Your City?” and Edinburgh Reimagined, which focus on a better future for the cultural sector in Edinburgh. Morvern’s third pamphlet, Back To The Future: Why we need to go back to future thinking post-pandemic has just been published by Out of the Blueprint. Following on from this, in 2021 Morvern co-devised hybrid participatory reimagination event Future Culture Edinburgh with Creative Informatics colleague Vikki Jones. In addition, Morvern is a FailSpace champion, promoting the toolkit developed by the AHRC-funded research project exploring how the cultural sector can better recognise, acknowledge and learn from failure.