Objet-a Creative Studio was founded in 2018 by Artistic Director, Josh Armstrong. Josh has experience in the direction and production of interdisciplinary performance works spanning an eight-year professional career and a childhood growing up in the theatre. Josh trained at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Experimental Theatre Wing and underwent a competitive summer programme at through NYU at the Collaborative Arts Project 21st Century (CAP21). Moving to Glasgow, Scotland in 2006, Josh completed his undergraduate education at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) on the BA(Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice programme (CPP). He has been a part-time lecturer on the CPP programme since 2010 and is an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
Over the past eight years, Josh has been involved in a multitude of interdisciplinary performances both in Scotland, as well across England, Mexico, Finland, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, USA, and Taiwan.
Josh is the inaugural Associate Director of Cryptic since 2011. Through this mentorship and producing relationship, Josh has an extensive understanding of how interdisciplinary work is produced from: small-scale national and international touring; opera house-sized productions; to large-scale outdoor events for thousands of viewers.
As Artist Director, Josh leads the artistic vision of the company, employing freelance artists to produce work in collaboration, such as product & furniture designers, musicians, performers, architects, fashion designers, lighting designers, authors, and visual artists.