About Foolproof

Since 2009 Foolproof has been building community in the arts and encouraging creativity. Now in our second decade, we want to resource you to do the same.

Historically, the fool serves as the truth-teller in the royal court. Through jokes, tricks and comedy, the fool has the power to challenge and provoke with impunity.

Meanwhile, in the Bible, Paul speaks about the foolishness and wisdom of God:

“Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. […] For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”

1 Corinthian 1: 20-21, 25

We believe that God wants to use foolish things (and people!) to challenge and provoke, and to share the upside-down, seemingly foolish message of Jesus. We hope that our artistic efforts will challenge some of the wisdom of the world.

What do we believe?

We are an arts outreach charity with a Christian foundation. We believe that all people have innate creativity regardless of their race, gender, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, religion or cultural background. With this in mind, we want to:

  • Build community through the arts
  • Nurture and disciple young Christians with particular creative gifts
  • Demonstrate Jesus through our work and our approach to it
  • Connect with others in the arts community in Scotland and beyond

What do we believe?

We are an arts outreach charity with a Christian foundation. We believe that all people have innate creativity regardless of their race, gender, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, religion or cultural background. With this in mind, we want to:

  • Build community through the arts
  • Nurture and disciple young Christians with particular creative gifts
  • Demonstrate Jesus through our work and our approach to it
  • Connect with others in the arts community in Scotland and beyond

Fiona Stewart

Fiona Stewart founded Foolproof Creative Arts and now works as Creative Director. Fiona worked as a youth worker before training as an actor at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She is also a writer, director and radio contributor.

Gillian Campbell

Gillian Campbell manages the administration and finances for Foolproof.

Associate Artists

Rachel Barr

Rachel Barr

Rachel is a freelance drama facilitator who lives and works in Edinburgh. She began working with Foolproof on her Gap Year in 2016 and is still involved with school and residential events.

Fiona Hollow

Fiona Hollow

Fiona is a freelance drama facilitator and writer, based in Glasgow. She first worked with Foolproof as an intern in summer 2015, has been involved in their residential events and is now a board member.

 Fergus Munro

Fergus Munro

Fergus is studying for BA(Hons) Acting and English at Edinburgh Napier University and has been involved in various Foolproof projects since 2013 including his Gap Year in 2015/16.

Cameron Potts

Cameron Potts

Cameron is an actor and singer based in London. He studied at Guildford School of Acting and Queen Margaret University, and regularly worked with Foolproof - in schools, churches and at the Edinburgh Fringe - during his time as a student in Edinburgh.

Philip Todd

Philip Todd

Philip is a filmmaker based in central Scotland. He studied at RCS and Central School of Speech and Drama and has worked with Foolproof on a number of projects.

Board

Graeme MacDonald

Graeme MacDonald

Chair of the Board

Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell

Treasurer of the Board

Adrienne Ferguson

Adrienne Ferguson

Board member

Fiona Hollow

Fiona Hollow

Board member

David McCullough

David McCullough

Board member

Mark Michael

Mark Michael

Board member

David Munn

David Munn

Board member

The wider team

Foolproof also has a number of volunteers who give us their time to help with administration, finance, musical direction, acting, crafting and so on. All staff and volunteers who work with young people are members of the PVG Scheme through Volunteer Scotland.