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COMPASS: Next Generation Programme

Closing date: 20 Jul 2019

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We have up to 20 places available for a dedicated cohort of makers, who will work through the programme together.

COMPASS: Next Generation Programme will run on an annual basis. Applications are now open for the 2019 programme, which will commence in October 2019. 
We have up to 20 places available for a dedicated cohort of makers, who will work through the programme together. 
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. 

>>> Download the COMPASS: Next Generation Programme Application Pack 2019

Two-day residential
Take two days out to focus on your new creative career and identify what really matters in those all-important first few years in business. 
This is your chance to spend some time with and learn from other makers at the same stage of their career and the experienced programme facilitators. There is also the opportunity to hear inspiring stories and gain valuable insights from the cohort of creatives on the COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2019, who will join us on day two of the residential.

The programme consists of an intensive two-day residential programme at Hospitalfield, which is followed by a final one-day workshop. 

The residential includes:
Accommodation for one night Refreshments Breakfast, lunch and dinner Access to Hospitalfield House and grounds 
One-day workshop
This is a chance to regroup with the cohort and cement your learning following the two-day residential. This workshop will be held in Edinburgh. 

Key dates
5pm, Thursday 18 July 2019 - Deadline for applications * EXTENDED midnight, Friday 19 July 2019
Friday 9 August 2019 - Applicants notified of the outcome of their application 
Friday 30 August 2019 - Participation fee due for payment (for instalment information  see page 5)
Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 October 2019 - Two-day residential at Hospitalfield 
Tuesday 3 December 2019 - One-day workshop in Edinburgh 

How to Apply
To apply, please submit your application online here.  
Before starting your application, please be aware that you will need to submit: 
• A maker statement
• Your CV
• Images of five pieces of work– these should be representative of the type of work you are currently making
• An image of yourself. Preferably this would be a photograph of you at work, with your work, in your studio or delivering a workshop
• Answer specific questions about your business
• A video clip of you, explaining why you’d like to take part in the programme  

Video Clip
Please film a short video clip (no longer than two minutes) of you talking to the camera about your practice and ideas for your craft practice. Craft Scotland is trialling video clips instead of in-person interviews to minimise the carbon imprint of our programme. 

It is essential that we understand why you think this programme is right for you. 

Suggestions of topics to include; what you make, your process and inspiration, what you feel your strengths are and anything else you think might be relevant.   

You can use your mobile phone or computer to film this simple clip (it does not need to be high-quality), we simply want to get a feel for your practice and personality. 

Once you have your video file ready, please upload it to YouTube and copy the URL into the application form. Please list the video under the privacy setting ‘Unlisted’ to ensure that we can access the video, but it will not be in the search results or publicly available on your channel.   

You may delete the video after Friday 30 August 2019 once the application process has finished. 

These video clips are for internal use only and will be shared with the Craft Scotland team and the selection panel. 

Any questions about this video clip, please contact Jo Scott, Project Manager by email jo@craftscotland.org

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. 


Closing Date & Time:
20 Jul 2019 1:00am
Key Contact:
Craft Scotland: COMPASS 0131 466 3870 [javascript protected email address]
COMPASS: Next Generation Programme Application Pack 2019 Apply now

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