COMPASS: Next Generation Programme 2019

1 Oct - 31 Dec 2019

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We know that the first year of developing your craft practice is challenging. Learn more about our dedicated programme for the next generation of makers.


All Across Scotland

The Next Generation programme of COMPASS is a personal and business development programme for makers at the start of their career. We know that the first year in business is challenging. COMPASS: Next Generation Programme will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to decide how they want to take their business idea forward.

The programme is designed for those who have just graduated, or those who have just started their practice and have been in business for less than a year. The programme will help you challenge your business thinking and explore ways to make your business more sustainable and entrepreneurial.

COMPASS is Craft Scotland’s brand-new 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.

We have created 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.

For 2019, we asked makers Catherine MacGruer and Ruth Leslie to sit on the selection panel for COMPASS: Next Generation alongside Craft Scotland’s Jo Scott (Project Manager).

>>> Discover the inaugural cohort for COMPASS: Next Generation Programme

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