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Listings of professional development and industry events to help you develop your creative business and networks.


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Sep 11

Creative Mean Business (Week)

Creative Edinburgh

Creatives Mean Business is a week of events designed to inform, support and inspire creative businesses in Edinburgh. Led by Creative Edinburgh, in collaboration with a range of partners.

11 September 2017

Sep 13

Alternative Finance for Creatives

Cultural Enterprise Office

Join us and our business experts as we explore some alternate routes to finance for creatives. From crowdfunding to creative social investment, we will be speaking about the opportunities that exist to support you to do what you love.

13 September 2017

Sep 15

Creative Mean Business (Conference)

Creative Edinburgh

As part of Creative Means Business week, Creative Edinburgh will be hosting a very special Conference Day.

15 September 2017

Sep 18

Exploring Digital Practice in Creative Learning

Creative Scotland

An opportunity to explore different approaches to digital participation for artists and arts practitioners with an interest in and/or responsibility for creative learning and participatory arts.

18 September 2017

Sep 19

MaaS Scotland Launch Event

Technology Scotland

This event will bring together a range of visionary leaders involved in the development of smarter, faster and greener mobility.

19 September 2017

Sep 20

Venturefest Scotland 2017

Venturefest Scotland

Attend this annual national business innovation summit designed to help high-growth SMEs and ambitious early-stage companies to grow through innovation.

20 September 2017

Sep 20

Creative and Corporate Love: City Love

Creative Edinburgh

This September, hear from our four amazing speakers talking about the xxx, Hosted by lovely Fi Milligan Rennie at The Fruitmarket Gallery, you'll leave inspired and connected.

20 September 2017

Sep 21
North Lanarkshire

ScotsWrite Conference

Society of Authors in Scotland

Whether you’re a published or emerging writer,of fiction or non-fiction, a translator, children’s author, poet or writer for the media, ScotsWrite offers talks and workshops from experts in a variety of areas.

21 September 2017

Sep 26

Agile Marketing Workshop

Culture Republic

Want to generate better marketing ideas, driven by measurable and effective data, at a low cost? Bright Signals will be joining Culture Republic to share how your organisation can join them in achieving these goals through agile marketing.

26 September 2017

Sep 28

Telling it like it is - Effective Copywriting

Arts and Business Scotland

Offering a combination of project-based, hands-on writing exercises with tips, techniques and critical theory, the training session explores the five stages of the copywriting process in the context of putting together an effective case for support.

28 September 2017

Oct 04

Introduction to Being a Board Member

Arts and Business Scotland

This seminar is for new board members/trustees in the charitable arts sector (and those who would like a refresher) to understand their roles and responsibilities.

04 October 2017

Oct 12

Women's Networking Lunch at Metropolitan

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

The event is designed to bring together women from all sectors of the business community and is a good opportunity to make and reinforce valuable business contacts.

12 October 2017

Oct 19

Social Media Marketing Skills Sharing Session

Dance Base

Dance Base Marketing & Communications Officer, Mira Knoche invites you to this skills sharing session on how social media platforms can be used effectively to promote your work as an artist.

19 October 2017

Oct 25

Priorities for the creative industries in Scotland post-Brexit

Scotland Policy Conferences

This seminar will discuss next steps for growing Scotland’s creative economy and will clarify priorities being discussed in the Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Advisory Group meeting in September.

25 October 2017

Oct 28

Pitching your Manuscript

Claire Wingfield

This half-day workshop gives you the chance to learn about the workings of the publishing industry and ask experienced literary consultant Claire Wingfield all the questions you’ve ever wanted to about the traditional path to publication.

28 October 2017

Oct 28

Wasps Open Studios 2017


An opportunity for a peek at where artists, designers and makers create their work. Explore behind the scenes, talk to the artists, buy direct and see the processes involved in bringing their work to life.

28 October 2017 to 29 October 2017