COMPASS: Established Maker Programme 2019

1 Jul 2019 - 31 Mar 2020

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Learn more about our dedicated programme to assist makers, who have been practising for more than four years, with their creative and business development. 


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COMPASS: Established Maker Programme offers tailored one to one support to established makers through mentoring and specialist advice, or support for training and development, to develop themselves and/or their practice. Established makers are defined as those who have been practicing professionally for four-plus years. 

COMPASS is Craft Scotland’s learning and development programme created specifically for makers. COMPASS is generously supported by the William Grant Foundation and Creative Scotland.

COMPASS focuses on developing talent and equipping individuals with the necessary skills to create a sustainable craft career and business.

There are three programmes to provide support for a wide range of craft careers; Next Generation, Emerging Maker and Established Maker. COMPASS offers a unique mix of active learning, mentoring and specialist advice. Participants can learn about finance, marketing, branding, selling effectively, entrepreneurship and more.

The selection panel for Round 1 of the COMPASS: Established Maker Programme 2019 consisted of Diana Sykes (Director, Fife Contemporary), Jessica Bonehill (Creative Industries Officer, Creative Scotland) and Jo Scott (Craft Scotland, Project Manager).

The inaugural cohort for COMPASS: Established Maker Programme has been announced, meet the makers.

Round 2 will soon be announced.

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