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Conferences & Maker Training

COMPASS: Tailored Support for Established Makers - Round 2

Closing date: 21 Nov 2019

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Craft Scotland's COMPASS: Established Maker Programme is now open for Round 2. Access tailored one to one support for established makers through mentoring and specialist advice, or support for training and development.

COMPASS: Established Maker Programme offers tailored one to one support to established makers through mentoring and specialist advice or support for training and development.

This learning and development opportunity is open to established professional makers who are looking to develop themselves and/or their practice. An established maker would ideally be someone who has been practicing for four or more years. Applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to developing their craft practice.

Do you feel in need of a challenge or momentum, or are you not sure how to move forwards with a particular aspect of your practice? If so, then this programme might be for you.

COMPASS is Craft Scotland’s learning and development programme created specifically for makers. COMPASS focuses on developing talent and equipping individuals with the necessary skills to create a sustainable craft career and business. COMPASS is generously supported by the William Grant Foundation and Creative Scotland.

What types of learning opportunities can Craft Scotland support?
 
COMPASS: Established Maker Programme is for you if you are a maker who is producing high-quality contemporary craft and you would like to take your practice or business to the next level.  We are particularly interested in makers that can demonstrate they have the potential, drive and ambition to do so.
 
Craft Scotland will primarily support one-to-one business and creative mentoring but will also consider other learning and development activities that will allow for significant development opportunities.
 
The types of learning and development activity that we will look to support include:
 
• Providing a mentor or coach to help you through a particular challenge for example, a creative mentor or a professional development mentor
• Learning new techniques
• A contribution towards a development programme, a residency programme or a self-funded/self-initiated residency
• A period of research and development
• A contribution towards conference tickets/events that have a significant learning and development aspect
• A full or half-day workshop, course or class that has a clear learning and development aspect 
 
For guidance on mentoring costs when preparing your budget, please note that Craft Scotland recommends using the Scottish Artists Union Rates of Pay. If we are helping you find a mentor, then the mentoring fee will be paid in line with someone with 5 plus years experience. Craft Scotland can help identify potential mentors appropriate for your needs.
 
As a guide, depending on your planned outcome, a full programme of mentoring would comprise of one initial meeting followed by six mentoring sessions. A single mentoring session may also suffice if your needs are more specific.
 
You may include travel, accommodation and care costs e.g. family, childcare as part of your budget, however these costs should account for no more than 25% of your overall budget.
 
Please note that we cannot support existing Craft Scotland activity e.g. a workshop or course that is offered and subsidised by Craft Scotland. We are also not able to provide capital funding towards assets.
 
We recommend that you speak to Craft Scotland before you apply. This will allow you to make sure that the particular learning and development activity you are considering is eligible and receive advice on how best to apply.

 

Key dates

Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 21 November 2019

All applications received during this time will be assessed by a selection panel after the deadline for submissions has passed. 
 
All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their application by Friday 20 December 2019.  
 
Please ensure that you send your application to us in plenty of time before you hope to start your learning and development activity. The learning and development activity that you are applying for should not start before Friday 20 December 2019.
 
In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to agree funding out with the deadlines outlined. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss.
 
We recommend that you speak to Craft Scotland before you apply. This will allow you to make sure that the particular learning and development activity you are considering is eligible and receive advice on how best to apply.

Info

Location:
Venue:
Closing Date & Time:
21 Nov 2019 5:00pm
Key Contact:
Craft Scotland: COMPASS 0131 357 3288 [javascript protected email address]
Downloads:
COMPASS: Established Maker Programme 2019/20 - Round 2 Apply now

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