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    • 28 Jul 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 29 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 9 sessions
    • Zoom
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    Creative Edinburgh

    General Enquiries drop in sessions

    WHEN?

    Every Tuesday afternoon between [ 3-5pm ]

    WHAT?

    Fed up of emails? We have some great news for you!

    These weekly [ 15 minute ] informal ONLINE drop in sessions are a chance for you to get in touch with the CE team directly and ask us some quick fire questions about any of the following.

    Each week we will have [ 4 time slots ] available to explore your queries and do our best to connect you with the resources and support you’re looking for .

    WHO IS THIS FOR?

    • Creative Edinburgh / Membership / Mentoring enquiry 

    > Are you new to Edinburgh and seeking direction and community ? 

    > Keen to find out more about Creative Edinburgh and what we do ?

    > Interested in getting a Mentor?

    • Creative? Freelancer ? Student ? 

    > Are you looking for collaborators, resources, signposting or general industry knowledge?

    > Book a drop in session and have a chat with us, we will do our best to connect you with the right support and local connections you’re looking for.


    HOW IT WORKS

    There will be [ 4 ] slots of [ 15 minutes ] available each Tuesday afternoon [ 3-5pm ] available for booking.

    When booking your drop in session:

    > Let us know your what you would like to discuss

    > Indicate from the dropdown menu your preferred time slot

    If your preferred time slot is no longer available, we will be in touch to allocate you the next available time slot

    > Once your time slot has been confirmed, the CE team will send you through a [ Zoom Meeting ] link

    TALK WITH THE TEAM

    If you have questions based in any specific areas, let us know who you would like to talk to!

    As some of the team work part-time, availability may vary, however we will find you the next available time to book you in for a chat.

    Briana Pedago - Executive Director 

    Contact Briana for:

    • Partnership & Sponsorship Enquiries

    • Funding opportunities

    • Sustainable development Enquiries

    • Creative Industries knowledge

    • Community connections

    Anna Gormezano Marks - Director of Community & Mentoring

    Contact Anna for: 

    • More information about Creative Edinburgh and what we do

    • How to get involved with our community

    • Membership Enquiries

    • Mentoring Enquiries

    • Student Enquiries

    • Creative Industry knowledge 

    • Creative community connections

    • Funding opportunities

    Kath Warren - Events Producer

    Contact Kath for:

    • Recommendations for speakers, venues, suppliers, etc

    • Audience engagement

    • Registration + communication

    • Partnerships + connections 

    • Transitioning live events to digital 

    Claire White - Digital Producer 

    Contact Claire for: 

    • Communication Enquiries (Social Media/Newsletter)

    • Communication platform recommendations

    • Blogging tips and advice

    • Social media engagement

    • Promotion information

    • Job & Opps website Submissions

    If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us [info@creative-edinburgh.com]

    We look forward to talking with you


    Creative Edinburgh Team


    • 23 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Online
    • 4
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    Often wonder what the future of your career looks like? Like many freelancers, you’ve got your creative practice down, but have questions around what’s coming next, putting goals in place and finding the time to reach for them?

    Raise Your Game is a digital skills programme from Creative Edinburgh, is designed to guide you through those questions, providing the space, confidence and skills you need to envision and work towards the next stage of your career.

    With a focus on digital tools, data and future-proof working models, Raise Your Game combines workshops delivered by expert partners, a Digital Space for peer support and a Mentor Yourself Toolkit for self-reflection between sessions.

    So, are you ready? Whether attending one workshop or all eight, it’s time to take stock, make moves, think forward, and Raise Your Game.

    What's in the programme?

    Raise Your Game is formed of eight sessions taking place between September and December 2020, complimented by additional resources. All sessions take place on Zoom Meetings between 10:30 and 13:30. 

    Sessions 1-3: Taking Stock

    What are your goals? How do you envision the future of your creative business and are their alternative ways of working that can help you get there? These sessions will explore how data and digital tools can help you understand where your business is currently at, and where you want to go with it. Topics covered include:

    • Business Planning & Modelling with Caroline Parkinson [ Wednesday 23 September ] 

    • Digital Online Presence with Blether Digital [ Wednesday 7 October ]

    • Understanding Data with Effini [ Wednesday 14 October ]

    Sessions 4-6: Making Moves

    What are the fundamentals you need to know as a creative freelancer, sole trader or small business to operate effectively? These sessions will provide you with the skills, tools and confidence needed to help you work efficiently, so your energy can focus on the creative process, rather than the business admin. Topics covered include: 

    Sessions 7 + 8: Thinking Forward

    Be inspired by what the future of creativity can bring. These sessions are for future gazing, emerging technologies and blue skies thinking which can inform where you are at right now. Topics covered include:

    For more details on these sessions, explore the Programme Overview. 

    Additional Resources

    • The Digital Space: a peer support platform for attendees to share ideas and advice and continue their learning, facilitated by Creative Edinburgh
    • Mentor Yourself Toolkit: a downloadable booklet for self-reflection, note taking and continued development
    • Follow up resources: access to slides + event recordings for further reference and recommended tools, resources and development activities from session hosts

    Who is Raise Your Game for?

    Raise Your Game has been designed with the needs of early career creative freelancers ready to think forward, set goals and acquire the skills and confidence they need to achieve them. Whether you're a freelancer, recent graduate, company of one or pivoting your career, Raise Your Game is for you! 

    If you're further along in your career path but see a session not currently in your skill set, please join as a drop in attendee!

    Our Mentor Yourself Toolkit will be sent to all attendees upon registration, giving you the chance to reflect on where you are currently and understand how this session's teaching sit within your wider plan.

    How do I take part?

    • As a Bundle attendee [ £100 ]: keen to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence in all the areas outlined above? Join a cohort of 15 attendees who will attend all of the Raise Your Game Sessions as Bundle attendees. Register as a Bundle Attendee and you'll receive regular check ins from the Creative Edinburgh team, plus a chance to meet fellow bundle attendees taking part in the full programme.(Psst... this also comes at a discounted rate!) 
    • As a Drop In attendee [ £15 p/session ]: there are 15 additional spaces available on each session for drop-in attendees. Browse the sessions, consider the skills you're keen to gain and areas you feel your confidence is lacking, and drop in for those sessions! Whether that's one or five, book in for the workshops that best suit you and your creative practice right now.
    All tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and are subject to limited capacity. Individual session registration will open at least a fortnight before each workshop date.

      About Creative Edinburgh

      Creative Edinburgh is committed to helping creatives thrive. Through events, career support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career.

      To learn more about Creative Edinburgh's digital events, read our Digital Events Statement and Zoom Guide for Users.

      Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland. Raise Your Game is supported by the Edinburgh Futures Institute and delivered in partnership with Creative Informatics

                

      • 23 Sep 2020
      • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
      • Online
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      This event is part of Raise Your Game, a digital skills programme from Creative Edinburgh. Designed for creative freelancers and with a focus on digital tools, data and future-proof working models, it provides the space, confidence and skills required to envision and work toward the next stage of your career.

      Whether you attend one workshop or all eight, it's time to take stock, make moves, think forward, and get prepared to Raise Your Game. To find out more about Raise Your Game programme, visit here or explore the full Programme Overview here.


      How can you map the future of your creative practice? Find out what innovative business models exist, and what digital and planning tools can help you realise, set and work towards your goals.

      Join 30 attendees for this interactive 3-hour session delivered by Project Manager Caroline Parkinson, hosted by Creative EdinburghTaking place on Zoom Meetings, there'll be opportunity for discussion, activities away from the screen and Q+A. 

      Whether you're going freelance, keen to start a creative business or pivoting how you currently work, this session introduces you to a range of questions required to think forward and plan ahead, allowing you to make decisions with confidence as you map your future! 

      What will be covered?

      • Goal setting: recognising your vision, establishing your mission and setting realistic goals to work towards it
      • Evaluation: using SWOT analysis to identify opportunities and tackle challenges
      • Business modelling: understanding what models are available to you and how to adopt them
      • Business planning: identify your audience and/or market, creating a business plan and utilising tools in the process
      • Finances: making projections, utilising cash flow tools and understanding available resources
      • What's next?: identifying and planning for the next steps of your creative business

      Who's your host?

      Caroline Parkinson is a creative business mentor and has operated as a consultant in the creative industries since 2014. In the past two years she worked with the Data Driven Innovation Programme at the University of Edinburgh, and most recently began working with the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

      From 2010-2014 she was Director of Film, TV, Music, Creative Industries, Skills & Innovation at Creative Scotland. Her early creative life included ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, contemporary dance, fashion design, photography and singing in various bands. She is a published and exhibited professional photographer.

      Caroline serves on the Board of Architecture & Design Scotland, and of Scottish Music Industry Association, and as volunteer serves as the MOVE Summit Strategic Director (Animation & VFX Summit).

      Additional resources

      - A follow up worksheet, session slides + video recording for post-event consultation

      - Access to the Digital Space along with all fellow Raise Your Game session attendees, allowing for ongoing peer support

      - A Mentor Yourself Toolkit, specially designed for Raise Your Game, offering space to reflect on your session, take notes and make actions

      Get In Touch!

      Still got questions about this session or the Raise Your Game programme more broadly? Get in touch with the Creative Edinburgh team at info@creative-edinburgh.com

      About Creative Edinburgh

      Creative Edinburgh is committed to helping creatives thrive. Through events, career support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career.

      To learn more about Creative Edinburgh's digital events, read our Digital Events Statement and Zoom Guide for Users.

      Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland and Raise Your Game is supported by Edinburgh Futures Institute.

           

      • 6 Oct 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
      • Zoom Meeting



      >> Register via Eventbrite <<

      Creative Circles is a casual monthly meetup for creatives, techies, makers and freelance folk interested in finding out more about what's happening in Edinburgh. Join us with your morning brew, share ideas and advice, make new connections and find your next collaborator.

      Our digital edition invites inspiring creatives to explore a topic in live conversation, followed by speed networking and community shout outs.


      Running Order

      08:30 - 08:45 : tune in, get comfortable and welcomes

      08:45 - 09:30 : Creative Conversation, followed by Q+A

      09:30 - 10:00 : speed networking

      10:00 - 10:15 : community announcements

      10:15 - 10:30 : CE news, thank you and farewell!

      Can't make the whole event? Just join us for what you can!

      Got something to shout about during our Community Announcements? Get in touch with us on info@creative-edinburgh.com.

      Register for Creative Circles via Eventbrite.

      Thanks to Barclays Eagle Labs!

      Thanks to our partners Barclays Eagle Labs for supporting Creative Circles. The Eagle Lab at CodeBase focuses on Artificial Intelligence, providing a space for businesses and communities to learn about innovative technologies and boost digital skills.

      Barclays Eagle Labs recently launched their Support Hub, providing start-ups with virtual events, content and tools in these challenging times. Head to the Hub to explore upcoming events, articles and resources that can support you.

      About Creative Edinburgh

      Creative Edinburgh is committed to helping creatives thrive. Through events, career support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career.

      Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland.

         

    Past events

    9 Sep 2020 Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020: Nominations Close
    1 Sep 2020 ONLINE EVENT // Creative Circles
    4 Aug 2020 ONLINE EVENT // Creative Circles
    16 Jul 2020 Creative Edinburgh's Summer Party!
    7 Jul 2020 ONLINE EVENT // Creative Circles
    17 Jun 2020 Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase 2020
    2 Jun 2020 ONLINE EVENT // Creative Circles
    28 May 2020 ONLINE EVENT// Talking Heads: Shifting Gears 2.0
    26 May 2020 Film & Video Production drop in sessions [ HIGH TIDE MEDIA ]
    26 May 2020 ONLINE EVENT // Creatives with Kids!
    12 May 2020 Mentoring Training session [ with Carol Sinclair ]
    5 May 2020 ONLINE EVENT // Creative Circles
    27 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Jessica Armstrong ]
    24 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Dr Hatice Ozhisar ]
    24 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Poppy Reid ]
    24 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Nathan Fulwood ]
    24 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Calum Smith ]
    23 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Nikki Welch ]
    23 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Calum Smith ]
    23 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Brian Baglow ]
    22 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Nikki Welch ]
    22 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Poppy Reid ]
    22 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Nathan Fulwood ]
    22 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Racheal Kewley ]
    22 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Piotr Zielinski ]
    21 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Dr Hatice Ozhisar ]
    21 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Giles Etherington ]
    21 Apr 2020 POSTPONED // Creative Circles: On the Road [Projekt 42]
    20 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Support Drop in session [ Jessica Armstrong ]
    17 Apr 2020 Connected Innovators Discovery Session
    14 Apr 2020 General Enquiries drop in session [ CE Team ]
    7 Apr 2020 ONLINE EVENT // Creative Circles
    31 Mar 2020 ONLINE EVENT// Talking Heads: Shifting Gears
    19 Mar 2020 Creative Informatics: Ethics and Fairness in the Creative Industries in the age of AI & Big Data
    12 Mar 2020 Creative Enterprise Week: Creative Entrepreneurs Panel
    12 Mar 2020 Creative Enterprise Week: Drop In Market
    11 Mar 2020 Creative Enterprise Week: Finding Your Network
    10 Mar 2020 CI Studio #6: Digital Publishing - Do's and Don'ts
    10 Mar 2020 Creative Informatics - Resident Entrepreneur Discovery Workshop
    7 Mar 2020 CI Labs #11: Data-driven Publishing
    3 Mar 2020 Edinburgh Napier University: Finding Your Network
    3 Mar 2020 Creative Circles CodeBase
    21 Feb 2020 CI Studio #5: Tools for Greener Making
    18 Feb 2020 Creative Circles: On the Road [Bookmarket]
    13 Feb 2020 CI Labs #10: Data for Green Making
    11 Feb 2020 ScreenSkills Edinburgh Mentoring Roadshow 2020
    5 Feb 2020 Edinburgh College Creative Industries Employability Day
    4 Feb 2020 DBACE 2020: Edinburgh Meet & Greet
    4 Feb 2020 Creative Circles CodeBase
    28 Jan 2020 CodeBase Edinburgh Meet Up 1: Ecosystems
    28 Jan 2020 SDTN Technical Theatre Symposium 2020 - Afternoon Programme
    28 Jan 2020 Creatives with Kids!
    23 Jan 2020 CI Labs #9: Speculative Design and Future Fictions
    20 Jan 2020 CI Studio #4: Speculation and Fictions
    9 Jan 2020 SSA | VAS OPEN Artist Talk: How we survive in the Arts
    7 Jan 2020 Creative Circles CodeBase
    17 Dec 2019 Creative Circles Leith
    5 Dec 2019 Creative Floor Open Studios
    3 Dec 2019 Creative Circles
    19 Nov 2019 Creative Circles Leith
    14 Nov 2019 CI Labs #8: How do we connect in the digital age?
    7 Nov 2019 Creative Informatics - Resident Entrepreneur Discovery Workshop
    5 Nov 2019 Creative Circles
    29 Oct 2019 Creative Informatics Partnership Forum
    15 Oct 2019 Creative Circles Leith
    10 Oct 2019 Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019 + 8th Birthday Bash!
    1 Oct 2019 Creative Circles
    17 Sep 2019 Creative Circles Leith
    10 Sep 2019 Creatives with Kids!
    3 Sep 2019 Creative Circles
    20 Aug 2019 Creative Circles Leith
    6 Aug 2019 Creative Circles
    18 Jul 2019 Creative Edinburgh's Summer Party!
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