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COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2020

24 Jan 2020

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COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2020

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One-day workshopPrinciples of Finance & Funding

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Alasdair McGill, from accountancy service Ashton McGill, shared his knowledge and experience of working with micro businesses and SMEs, and guided participants through the key financial aspects of running a successful business. 

 

Photography by Philip Veater on Unsplash

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WebinarBrand Storytelling Series

Tuesday 26 May and Tuesday 2 June 2020

This webinar series provided participants with an overview of online and offline marketing and practical tools to create content.  

 

In these two sessions, Veronique AA Lapeyre, Head of Communications & Digital at Craft Scotland, covered branding overview, competitor analysis, marketing channels and campaign ideas.   

 

Photography by Christin Hume on Unsplash

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WebinarBrand Storytelling Series

Tuesday 9 June 2020

This webinar series provided participants with an overview of online and offline marketing and practical tools to create content.  

 

In this session, Marion Parola of Bespoke Atelier shared her experience in promoting her multi-disciplinary practice and telling her brand story to different client groups across interior design, architecture and public projects. 

 

Photography by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

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WebinarBrand Storytelling Series

Tuesday 23 June 2020

This webinar series provided participants with an overview of online and offline marketing and practical tools to create content.  

In this last session, branding expert Jonny Mowat discussed O Street’s approach to branding, and specifically how they work with clients from start to finish to help them tell an engaging brand story. 

 

Photography by Jan Kahanek‚Äč on Unsplash

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WebinarMaker Journeys in Focus Series

Tuesday 7 July 2020

In this series, makers Kirsty Thomas from Tom Pigeon, Laura Spring, and Angus Ross shared valuable skills and techniques for small business survival and explored potential routes to market. 

 

In the first webinar, Kirsty Thomas spoke about how she set up Tom Pigeon in 2014 and went on to work with galleries and design stores around the world, collaborating with clients while creating the Tom Pigeon collection.  

 

Photography by Ellie Morag

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WebinarMaker Journeys in Focus Series

Tuesday 21 July 2020

In this series, makers Kirsty Thomas from Tom Pigeon, Laura Spring, and Angus Ross shared valuable skills and techniques for small business survival and explored potential routes to market.  

 

In this webinar, textiles designer / maker Laura Spring discussed her journey from Film and Theatre costume departments to creating her own label in print studio after a residency at Cove Park in 2011.  

 

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WebinarMaker Journeys in Focus Series

Tuesday 4 August 2020

In this series, makers Kirsty Thomas from Tom Pigeon, Laura Spring, and Angus Ross shared valuable skills and techniques for small business survival and explored potential routes to market.  

 

In this last webinar, Angus Ross retraced the evolution of his award-winning furniture studio, from its creation in 1992 to its most recent work. Angus talked about working to commission for private and public clients while still producing a small range of micro-batch produced stools, chairs and tables. 

 

Photography by Ellie Morag

COMPASS Residential - 2019

Residential COMPASS: Residential 2020

Rescheduled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - new dates to be confirmed.

Craft Scotland’s COMPASS: Residential, held at Hospitalfield in Arbroath, is designed to allow makers the time and space to develop their business thinking and their craft practice.  

This five-day residential will provide a dynamic and immersive learning environment with an emphasis on peer support, collaboration and creativity. Utilising the building blocks from the one-day workshops, along with new sessions, Craft Scotland will encourage the makers to challenge their thought process in a supportive environment. 

 

Photography by Ellie Morag

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Residential COMPASS: True North Residential 2020

Rescheduled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - new dates to be confirmed.

The group will reconvene to share their learnings from the past months and create their new roadmaps for the future of their practice. This session is specifically designed to allow the makers the time and space to reaffirm their guiding values.

  

Photography by Ellie Morag

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