Raise Your Game: Open Source, a new movement in licencing & ownership

  • 25 Nov 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Online
  • 8


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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 making creative work and ideas freely available open up new opportunities? Join Freelance Artist Morvern Odling as she introduces us to the Open Source movement, what it is used for and how it can benefit a creative individual as well as a broader community.

Hosted over Zoom Meetings, this interactive session offers opportunity to ask questions and take part in activities away from the screen whilst exploring the facts, possibilities and pitfalls of Open Source.

What will be covered?

  • Creatives and Licences - If not open source, then closed. What is licencing, how does it apply to the arts and what do you need to consider?
  • What is Open Source? - A de-jargoned and practical look at the movement, its ideologies and applications
  • Open Source in Action - Who’s using Open Source and what are they doing?
  • In Context - Interactive discussions & exercises to begin looking at applications for your work and audience.
  • What’s Next? A look into the future of licencing; the possibilities and pitfalls. 

Who's Your Host?

Morvern Odling is a freelance artist working in a socially engaged context, exploring ways in which the arts can empower communities to create positive change.

Morvern has worked for a number of organisations and has received funding from Creative Scotland, The National Lottery Communities Fund and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to develop and deliver her projects.

Her most recent work has begun to look more specifically at alternative publishing, namely the Open Source movement, and what new possibilities and applications there are within the participatory arts sector. In 2018 she OS published a handbook and project guide for Open Source projects in the community arts sector. This book, alongside other open source works and her recent portfolio, can be found on her website www.morvernodling.co.uk.

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


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