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Craft Scotland Radar Sessions

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 the 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.

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.

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.

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.

For further information, please contact hello@craftscotland.org or visit https://www.craftscotland.org/community/opportunity/craft-scotland-radar-series-creative-scotland

Join Craft Scotland for an information session with The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), a charity dedicated to excellence in British craftsmanship through investing in talent, supporting education and sustaining skills.

In our second Radar webinar, QEST Craft Scholars and Ambassadors Frances Priest (ceramic artist, Edinburgh) and Gillian Stewart (bookbinder, Glasgow) will be joined by a member of the QEST team to discuss QEST Scholarships, ahead of the next round of applications opening on Monday 12 July.

12:30 – 1:30pm, Friday 9 July 2021 – Online via Zoom. There will be time for audiences’ questions at the end.

QEST offers scholarships of up to £18,000 for the training and education of talented and aspiring makers. They seek to sustain vital skills in traditional and contemporary crafts and contribute to excellence in the British craft industry.

During this webinar, Frances and Gillian will share more information about their practice and how their QEST Scholarship has benefitted them.

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.

About speakers

Frances Priest is an Edinburgh-based artist and designer with a specialism in ceramics. Her work explores cultural histories of ornament and decoration through the creation of ornately inscribed and intricately glazed ceramic objects and installations.

Gillian Stewart is a prize-winning designer bookbinder, running her studio Juju Books from Glasgow’s East End. Gillian makes bespoke books and boxes by hand, from short runs of special editions to full leather fine bindings for exhibition.

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact hello@craftscotland.org (hello@craftscotland.org), or visit https://www.craftscotland.org/community/opportunity/craft-scotland-radar-session-qest

 

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