Founded in 2013 with Tom Pritchard, and run from 2016 with Laura Gonzalez, @TheGlasgowJam is Glasgow's multi-disciplinary arts jam scene.
@TheGlasgowJam has encouraged people from all walks of life to come play and jam through contact improvisation. This lead to not only teaching and facilitating the form, but also to exhibitions of art work created during these jam times.
Penny has also taught CI across the UK (including Citymoves, Aberdeen, and London Contact Improvisation (LCI)), Europe and Mexico
Several times, Penny has written for Contact Quarterly about the growing scene in Glasgow.
'New Jammers: Growing from the Inside' by Penny Chivas and Tom Pritchard
Winter/Spring 2016, Vol. 41.1. http://www.contactquarterly.com/contact-improvisation/newsletter/index.php#view=new-jammers
'Creating Contact' by Suzi Cunningham
Article 19 website
'Catching the edges' by Penny Chivas
Summer/Fall 2015, Vol. 40.2.
And most recently about her Creative Scotland funded study to Central America
'Reflections on a Summer' by Penny Chivas
To visit the current website for @TheGlasgowJam as run by Monika Smekot and Nina Enemark