Meet the Board: Jordan Chisholm

A little about yourself and what you do.
I am 23 years old and have just graduated in Contemporary Performance Practice at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I have now returned to Dumfries to stay for the foreseeable future, with a hope to be a part of the movement of making Dumfries great again. I am committed to community engagement, with a particular interest in the therapeutic role of creativity. I trust that art and performance are tools to provoke conversation and social change.

How long have you lived in Dumfries?
I moved to Dumfries in 2012 and although I have been back and forth from Glasgow for the past 4 years, this is my 6th year as a Doonhamer!

What was your first job?
I worked in Toys ‘R’ Us!

What is your first memory of Dumfries High Street?
I think it was probably when I was about 6, getting ice cream from Thorntons which is sadly no longer here.

What has been your favourite event that you have been to in Dumfries?
I think that the Big Burns Supper Festival held here each January is a fantastic start to the year for our town – it’s great fun! I also really enjoy YouthBeatz!

What do you think Dumfries is missing?
Love! Dumfries is missing a lot of love, from all of us. A climbing wall, cinema and bowling alley would be fantastic and also somewhere for people to hang out after 5pm in town would contribute to keeping the space alive.