Conferences & Maker Training

Craft Scotland Radar Session: Creative Scotland

Closing date: 7 Jul 2021

Meet Your Maker 2016 / Photography by Caro Weiss

Learn more about Creative Scotland's funding review and new funding framework for organisations and individuals with our new Radar series.  

Join Craft Scotland for an information session with Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. 

In our first Radar webinar, Irene Kernan (Director, Craft Scotland) will be joined by Clive Gillman (Director, Creative Industries at Creative Scotland) for a dedicated information session for the craft sector. 

3 - 4pm, Wednesday 7 July 2021 - Online via Zoom. There will be time for audiences' questions at the end. 

>>> Register your free place today

Craft Scotland Radar Series is a new webinar series from Craft Scotland that highlights Scottish, UK & international craft-related initiatives, funding and opportunities that need to be on your radar.

Book your free place on the second session in July with The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST). 


Who should attend?

Scotland-based makers, collectives, curators, galleries, craft initiatives and organisations.  


What will the session cover?

The session will provide an update on: 

  • Creative Scotland’s strategy refresh and funding review 

  • Update on planning for the implementation of the new funding framework and how the new strategic priorities will be implemented through funding programmes and sector support (arts and creative industries) 


About speakers

Clive Gillman is Director of Creative Industries at Creative Scotland. For 10 years prior to joining Creative Scotland in June 2015, Clive was the Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), one of Scotland’s largest contemporary arts and media centre, delivering a critically acclaimed programme of visual art, cinema, research & production and education activity.

Prior to moving to Dundee in 2005, he worked on the development of the FACT Centre building in Liverpool, a major new arts and media centre for the city. Trained as an artist, his own art works have included those exploring the possibilities of new media technologies in the public realm as well as published game projects. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.


Irene Kernan joined Craft Scotland as Director in 2018, after 15 highly successful years as the Director of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW), now established as one of Scotland’s leading visual arts organisations.

As Director at Craft Scotland, Irene Kernan is responsible for leading our organisational strategy and plans, and for providing leadership for the sector and team to champion Scottish contemporary craft. Irene oversees our programme and operations to ensure we meet our aims and reports directly to the Board. Irene’s current focus is on craft education in schools through a joint project with MAKE Learn and researching craft curatorial practice in Scotland. 


About Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. Creative Scotland distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.



About Craft Scotland

Craft Scotland is the national development agency for craft. We put makers at the heart of all we do, championing diverse and high-quality contemporary craft. We help people learn about, appreciate and buy craft, promoting the contribution of craft to Scotland’s cultural, economic and social well-being.

Through our exhibitions and events programmes, digital platforms and strategic partnerships, we provide leadership for the sector. We create opportunities for makers to develop their creative and business practice, and to exhibit and sell work in Scotland and beyond. We are a registered charity supported by Creative Scotland.



Zoom Disclaimer

A link to join this Zoom session will be circulated before the event. Please do not share this link with anyone outside of the session. 



Closing Date & Time:
7 Jul 2021 3:00pm
Key Contact:
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