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Jun 28

Funding: Where’s the Money?

Scotland's Towns Partnership

Identifying and accessing funding is a key challenge for groups working to improve towns and communities. To help you out, STP's bringing together funding experts and providers for an afternoon of practical learning and sharing.

28 June 2017

Jun 30

CreativeMornings Glasgow

Cultural Enterprise Office

We're talking culture, heritage and creativity as WEAVE festival 2017 kicks off. We'll be joined by Dr. Dan Coughlan, Fashion and Textiles Curator at Paisley Museum as he discusses how important fashion and textiles are in the context of survival.

30 June 2017

Jul 03

Doing Good is Good Business

Cultural Enterprise Office

Join us and our speakers: Rachael Brown, CEO at Cultural Enterprise Office, Jonny Kinross, CEO at Grassmarket Community Project and Kevin Harrison, Director of Artlink, for a night of talks about creative social enterprise.

03 July 2017

Jul 05

Writing Funding Applications

Glow Arts

The aim of this course is to support creative individuals through the process of applying for funding for their ideas step by step.

05 July 2017

Jul 13

Developing D/deaf Cultural Engagement: Provoking Choice

Culture Republic

Join Culture Republic to learn about attending arts events from a D/deaf perspective, meet a range of passionate and highly skilled practitioners from across Scotland and find out how you can improve the work you do in making it D/deaf friendly.

13 July 2017

Aug 02

Turing Fest

Turing Fest

Turing Fest is an educational and networking conference attracting 1,500 delegates and 50 speakers from around the world, gathering in Edinburgh to connect and learn.

02 August 2017 to 03 August 2017

Aug 06

Social Media for Beginners

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

How do you go about promoting your show on social media? What are the do’s and don’ts? What social media channels are best for you and how do they work? Discover how to make the most of social media in this introductory workshop.

06 August 2017

Aug 08

Social Media: The Next Step

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

How do you join up your social media channels with the marketing and PR campaigns for your show? What are the best ways to engage with the wider festival audience and what are the top tips for making an impact on social.

08 August 2017

Aug 11

The Art of Networking

Poorboy Theatre and Cultural Enterprise Office

A fast-moving, practical session including live networking practice in a safe and supportive space to help participants enjoy making an impression and get the most out of networking at the world's biggest arts festival.

11 August 2017

Aug 12

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Poorboy Theatre and Cultural Enterprise Office

This lively discussion will focus on bouncing back after rejection, dealing effectively with workload, project failures, working in isolation and managing those things that sustain your career in the long and short term.

12 August 2017

Aug 13

The Art of Participation

Red Bridge Arts

This conversation, hosted by Red Bridge Arts, sets out to explore different approaches to participatory arts and includes contributions from the Turntable project, The Kings and Festival Theatre and others.

13 August 2017

Aug 18

One-On-One Surgeries for Creative Artists


An opportunity to spend 50 minutes, one-on-one with producer/coach Chris Grady, exploring where you are in your career/journey/project, and where you would like to be.

18 August 2017

Aug 20

Disability: The Low Down


Join actor and artistic director Robert Softley and others in a discussion on being disabled in the entertainment industry.

20 August 2017

Aug 21

Contracts: The What, Why and How

Independent Theatre Council

This vital session will help you identify when a contract exists, provide practical guidance on how to draft a contract and explain the consequences of breaking a contract.

21 August 2017

Aug 23

Introduction to Arts Sponsorship

Arts and Business Scotland

This quick-fire seminar will take you through the key steps to arts sponsorship from attracting a business to nurturing and developing long lasting arts and business partnerships.

23 August 2017

Aug 23

Your Organisation Structure

Independent Theatre Council

Find out what the difference is between a CIO and a CIC, an LLP and a Limited Company. Get practical advice on how to set up a Limited Company and find out what charitable status is really all about.

23 August 2017