Entrepreneurs in the Arts

Today, we are delighted to share our #EdEnterprise17 guest blog post from Anne Rushing, Creative Director, Pop Up! Scotland who highlights the benefits of entrepreneurship from an arts perspective. The creative industries are all about entrepreneurship, even if the label “entrepreneur” hasn’t always been applied. The benefits of being an entrepreneur in a creative field … Continue reading Entrepreneurs in the Arts

Gender equality almost reached in creative industries

Thanks to my colleague Kayleigh McGarry for this short blog post sharing some findings from a recent report on trends in the creative industries - Rebecca Creativepool have published their Annual Creative Industry Salary Guide and Survey 2016, reporting that the ratio of men to women working in the industry is more equal than ever before.  Other trends … Continue reading Gender equality almost reached in creative industries

A Career in Advertising with a Philosophy degree……

Delighted to have this great guest post from Edinburgh philosophy alumnus George Gunn, Content Strategist, The Leith Agency. Although written from the perspective of a philosophy student, a lot of the messages apply to many other students studying non-vocational degrees. Interested in advertising? Come and hear more about Digital Media & Advertising this Wednesday 2nd … Continue reading A Career in Advertising with a Philosophy degree……

Saying Yes: The art of managing a portfolio career in the creative industries

Thank you to Peggy Hughes  from Literary Dundee for this really helpful guest post on how to juggle a portfolio career in the creative industries. Peggy will be hosting a table at CCCF16  World of Books & Publishing on Thursday 3rd March. Come along and meet her there! Great chance to pick up more tips...... … Continue reading Saying Yes: The art of managing a portfolio career in the creative industries

Networking in Publishing without Business Cards – A Student’s Guide

To kick off #CCCF16 we have a special post from Charlotte Brady a Philosophy finalist who shares her experience of  networking in the publishing industry, a great prompt before the  "World of Books & Publishing" session on Thursday 3rd March, part of CCCF16 Some of the most established professionals still find networking a daunting task. It can be … Continue reading Networking in Publishing without Business Cards – A Student’s Guide

2015 publishing industry world rankings by size, and more….

Many thanks to my colleague Janet Forsyth for this interesting update on employers in the publishing sector - a really useful insight into employers for those of you interested in this sector - Rebecca I was interested to read recently on the Publishing Scotland website, that the list of top 10 largest publishers globally includes 2 … Continue reading 2015 publishing industry world rankings by size, and more….

Let’s Get Digital, Digital!

Many thanks to Lindsey Farquharson for this post giving an update on Creative Scotland's Time to Shine funding - Rebecca More from Creative Scotland on its Time to Shine (TTS) funding. They have released money to support young people in developing their digital skills and creativity. TTS.Digital is a funding programme designed to inspire digital … Continue reading Let’s Get Digital, Digital!

Destination Dundee: a global impact on the life sciences and creative industries

Thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this post on the life sciences sector - Rebecca Dundee has been establishing itself as a global centre for life sciences and the creative industries for the last few years and things are about to take a huge step forward with the £1 billion redevelopment of Dundee’s waterfront … Continue reading Destination Dundee: a global impact on the life sciences and creative industries

Textiles and Traditional Industries – its definitely not all sewn up!

Thanks to my colleague Lindsey Farquharson who spotted this interesting event promoting careers in the textiles industry - Rebecca A great headline article from the Herald about textiles and traditional industries, with Prince Charles attending the 'Stitch In Time' festival today at Dumfries House in Ayrshire. The event is aimed at secondary school pupils, who will … Continue reading Textiles and Traditional Industries – its definitely not all sewn up!

Time to Shine

      The Scottish Creative sector received a welcome boost this month through the Time to Shine funding. The funding enables more young people to flourish and achieve, in and through the arts and creativity. The idea of the funding is to provide more funding for young people to access all sorts of creative … Continue reading Time to Shine