Previous Events + Archive

Writing a Funding Application

Wednesday 23 November 2022
16:00 - 18:00 Online

This practical Working Space event lead by Briana Pegado will take you through the process of writing successful funding applications. It aims to cover all aspects of structuring your application and offer top tips and advice to ensure that your submissions have every chance of success.

Briana Pegado: is Founder of the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF), Co-Director of We Are Here Scotland & Grant and Development Manager of Black Queer Travel Guide. More info.

How to be a Creative Freelancer

Tuesday 8 November 2022
17:00 - 18:00 Online

In this session the speakers will provide insights and advice on aspects launching your freelance career including; working with clients, invoicing and getting paid on time, finding work, establishing your network and getting the right support.

Guest Speakers:
Ida Henrich (Communication Design, 2017): Illustrator, designer and mural artist based in Glasgow. www.idahenrich.com
Heather Parry: Glasgow-based writer, editor, and publisher. www.heatherparry.co.uk

 

Developing Community Focused Projects

Wednesday 26 October 2022
17:00 - 18:00 Online

Engaging and working with communities to develop and deliver projects can be an essential and rewarding aspect of your creative career. For this talk we have invited GSA graduates with experience of working within communities to discuss and highlight best practice, ethics and innovative approaches. Guest Speakers Lucy Grainge (Communication Design 2017) + Beau McCarthy (M.Arch 2019): Creators of Wiggle Wonderland. Instagram: @wigglewonderland Twitter: @wiggle_pavilion Lucy Grainge Website: www.lucygrainge.com Tracy Gorman (Ceramics 1997): Volunteer Coordinator at Project Ability....

Engaging and working with communities to develop and deliver projects can be an essential and rewarding aspect of your creative career. For this talk we have invited GSA graduates with experience of working within communities to discuss and highlight best practice, ethics and innovative approaches.

Guest Speakers
Lucy Grainge (Communication Design 2017) + Beau McCarthy (M.Arch 2019): Creators of Wiggle Wonderland. Instagram: @wigglewonderland
Twitter: @wiggle_pavilion
Lucy Grainge Website: www.lucygrainge.com
Tracy Gorman (Ceramics 1997): Volunteer Coordinator at Project Ability. www.project-ability.co.uk

Finding Your Creative Network

Tuesday 27 September 2022
17:00 - 18:00 Online

At the start of the new academic year it is important to think about your networks and how you might go about developing these to create new opportunities. With invited industry speakers this talk will help provide insights, share methods and highlight best approaches to developing this essential asset of your creative practice.

Guest Speakers:
Rachael Brown: Chief Executive Future Economy Company – www.futureeconomy.co
Helen Moore: Membership Lead for Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) – www.sca-net.org

 

Careers in Publishing & Writing

Tuesday 28 June 2022
17:00 - Online

Featuring two graduates working within publishing and writing, this event will provide insights into: how to get started, working with a publisher, how to manage working freelance and how to get noticed when you start out.

Helen Kellock (Communication Design 2018) is an award-winning illustrator and author based in Glasgow.
Jyni Ong (Communication Design 2017) Freelance writer, editor and content consultant.  previous role as associate editor at It’s Nice That

Careers in Third Sector

Wednesday 25 May 2022
17:00 - Online

Featuring  experts and graduates working within the Third Sector, this event will provide insights into the local landscape of Social enterprise /Cooperatives and give some top tips for entering this sector.

Aqsa Arif (Painting and Printmaking 2019) interdisciplinary artist, one of the founding members of SaltSpace Co-operative
Ross McCulloch – founder of Third Sector Lab

 

Careers in UX / UI and Innovation Design

Tuesday 26 April 2022
17:00 - Online

Featuring three GSA graduates working within UX/UI and Innovation Design, this event will provide insights into the job market, what opportunities are available and offer insights on entering this sector.

Carolina de la Sota (MDes 2016) Senior User Experience Architect at Axel Springer
Santini Basra (Product Design 2014) founder of Andthen
Harriet de Wet (BDes Hons Product Design 2016) Service Designer at SPARCK/BJSS

 

Creating a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Wednesday 26 January 2022
17:00 - Online

Crowdfunding is a popular way of funding projects and practice within the creative industries. This session will provide an overview of using crowd-funder methodologies, showing successful examples, offering advice and top tips to ensure that you run successful campaigns and reach your funding targets.

Kaye Symington – co-founder of Paved With Gold,
Andrew Flynn and Martin Keane (GSA Master of Engineering 2014) – Co-Founders of POTR
Also see the hugely successful POTR Kickstarter campaign here.

Reach Audiences and Promote Your Work – Tricks of the Trade.

Tuesday 23 November 2021
17:00 - Online

Focusing on audience engagement, this practical event will share marketing  insights, advice and approaches from creative professionals to ensure that your campaigns and online platforms reach audiences successfully.

Katy Air – Marketing Strategy and Commercial Consultant.
Gabriella Marcella (Communication Design 2012) Founder of RISOTTO

Writing a Funding Application

Wednesday 27 October 2021
17:00 - Online

This practical Working Space event lead by Briana Pegado will take you through the process of writing successful funding applications. It aims to cover all aspects of structuring your application and offer top tips and advice to ensure that your submissions have every chance of success. This video is shareable upon requests. Please email creativenetwork@gsa.ac.uk if you would like to view this session. Briana Pegado FRSA is Founder of the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF), Co-Director of We Are Here Scotland & Grant and Development Manager of Black Queer Travel Guide. She is a fellow...

This practical Working Space event lead by Briana Pegado will take you through the process of writing successful funding applications. It aims to cover all aspects of structuring your application and offer top tips and advice to ensure that your submissions have every chance of success.

This video is shareable upon requests. Please email creativenetwork@gsa.ac.uk if you would like to view this session.

Briana Pegado FRSA is Founder of the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF), Co-Director of We Are Here Scotland & Grant and Development Manager of Black Queer Travel Guide. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Art and is Chair of the board of YWCA Scotland – the Young Women’s Movement, a feminist, intergenerational movement that support young women’s leadership. She sits on the Governing Body for the University of York and works across the creative industries supporting arts organisations that want to work in sustainable and ethical ways.’

What Makes Relevant Experience?

Tuesday 28 September 2021
17:00 - Online

Building your professional experience is more important than ever in today’s challenging job market.  This event will examine how to build your professional experience in a virtual world, discussing alternative ways to build your CV through, competitions, awards and residencies, as well as do-it-yourself options. Colin MacDonald – Multiple award winning Director of various games development studios as well as running Games Jobs Live. Jade Sturrock – Socially Engaged Artist, Arts Facilitator and Membership and Marketing Coordinator for Glasgow Connected Arts Network, Jennifer...

Building your professional experience is more important than ever in today’s challenging job market.  This event will examine how to build your professional experience in a virtual world, discussing alternative ways to build your CV through, competitions, awards and residencies, as well as do-it-yourself options.

Colin MacDonaldMultiple award winning Director of various games development studios as well as running Games Jobs Live.
Jade Sturrock – Socially Engaged Artist, Arts Facilitator and Membership and Marketing Coordinator for Glasgow Connected Arts Network,
Jennifer McGlone – Owner and Manager of Glow Arts

 

First Steps to being a Creative Practitioner

Wednesday 25 August 2021

This event focuses on the practical details you will need in order to get the best possible start as a creative practitioner including: Setting up as self-employed, getting organised,  project management and finances. This practical session will explore how you can develop and maintain a creative practice after Art School.

Ben Callaghan – Learning Organiser for the Scottish Artists Union
Audra Martin Merrick – Consultant and Strategist + host of the CreativeMornings Glasgow
Medeia Cohan – Creative Director of Creative Entrepreneurs Club

Reaching Audiences

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Developing ways to reach, engage and attract audiences is often a challenge for people starting out in their creative Career. What simple strategies can be applied to give you the best possible chance of creating a successful campaign to support your practice? In this session we’ve invited four GSA Graduates who have been able to develop, build and launch a successful businesses and careers using online strategies to promote their work, reach new audiences and secure vital start-up support. Iseabal Hendry (Textile Design 2016) – Founder of Iseabal Hendry Andrew Fylnn and Martin Keane...

Developing ways to reach, engage and attract audiences is often a challenge for people starting out in their creative Career. What simple strategies can be applied to give you the best possible chance of creating a successful campaign to support your practice? In this session we’ve invited four GSA Graduates who have been able to develop, build and launch a successful businesses and careers using online strategies to promote their work, reach new audiences and secure vital start-up support.

Iseabal Hendry (Textile Design 2016) – Founder of Iseabal Hendry
Andrew Fylnn and Martin Keane (MEng 2014) – Co-Founder of POTR
Marwa Ebrahim (Product Design 2017) – Founder of Atypical Cosmetics

 

 

Job Resilience

Wednesday 17 February 2021

The art of being resilient is a key asset in this time of uncertainty – particularly in the field of employment and thriving as a creative practitioner.  Resilience is not just your ability to bounce back, but also your capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing. Resilience isn’t a personality trait – it’s something that you can take steps to achieve. In this session, three key speakers working across the arts and design industries offer their insights into how to develop and maintain your resilience. Danny...

The art of being resilient is a key asset in this time of uncertainty – particularly in the field of employment and thriving as a creative practitioner.  Resilience is not just your ability to bounce back, but also your capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing. Resilience isn’t a personality trait – it’s something that you can take steps to achieve. In this session, three key speakers working across the arts and design industries offer their insights into how to develop and maintain your resilience.

Danny Campbell (B.Arch 2012) – Founder and Director of HOKO Design
Gregor Aikman (M.Eng 2008) – Co-Founder, Managing Director of Filament PD
Tehmeena Latif (Textiles 2008) – Head of Sales at The Drum

 

The Future of Networking

Tuesday 26 January 2021

It’s widely recognised that personal Networks are key to the development of a Creative Career. A strong Network of contacts can get you your first job interview, recommend you for a commission, or help you to secure a first solo exhibition. During a time where when these valuable interactions at exhibition openings, talks or conferences aren’t happening, how can people across the Creative Industries continue to develop personal networks at a time of restricted public gatherings and online events? In this session we’ve invited three professionals with backgrounds in Fine Art, Design and...

It’s widely recognised that personal Networks are key to the development of a Creative Career. A strong Network of contacts can get you your first job interview, recommend you for a commission, or help you to secure a first solo exhibition. During a time where when these valuable interactions at exhibition openings, talks or conferences aren’t happening, how can people across the Creative Industries continue to develop personal networks at a time of restricted public gatherings and online events? In this session we’ve invited three professionals with backgrounds in Fine Art, Design and Innovation respectively to share their thoughts on this topic.

David Freer (Com Des 1997) – Co-Founder O Street Graphic Design Agency
Medeia Cohan – Creative Director of Creative Entrepreneurs
Santini Basra (Product Design 2014) – Founder Andthen Ltd