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Creative Industries Employability Day 2019

Creative Industries Employability Day 2019

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

Creative Industries Employability Day 2019

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Join us for our annual Creative Industries Employability Day for an insight to your chosen industry and advice on how to build a successful career for industry practitioners, experts and advisory bodies. This year we have speakers from Idlewild, National Theatre of Scotland, Forth FM, Business Gateway, British Council Scotland, Blazing Griffin, Artlink, Scottish Institute for Enterprise and many, many more. We will also have a special workshop from the Festival Fringe Society on how to put on a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

See below for the full timetable and make a note of the panels you want to attend (you can see a bigger version here). You can then select them when you register.

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The Fringe Festival Society workshop will take place at the end of the day from 4.15pm-5.30pm and you can also sign up for that when you register.


Panel Speakers:

Acting and Performance: Pathways to the Profession?

Louise Oliver - Scottish Drama Training Network

Meghan Tyler - Playwright / Actor 

Dawn Sievewright - Actor

more tbc


If the Future is about Collaboration not Competition, What Skills do You Need?

James McVeigh - Festivals Edinburgh

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Creativity in Film & Television

Andy Brown - Andy Brown Films

Tommy Slack - 0405 Photography

Paul Diffley - Hot Ache Productions


Freelancing – Planning for a Successful Creative Life and Career

Colin Macnab (Sound Recordist)

Alice Melvin (Illustrator)

David Smith - Cultural Enterprise Office


How to Sell Yourself - Branding the Dancer/Artist/Musician/Photographer etc.

Korina Abbott - Kinetic Atom

Fin Wycherley - Supersize Media

more tbc


Intellectual Property: Protect Your Creation

Euan Duncan – MacRoberts

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Making a career in the Music Business (DJ/Electronic)

speakers tbc


Opportunities in the Music Business

Ailsa Harper - A Modern Way Management

Lisa Thomson - MAMA/Live Nation

Chris Beltran - DF Concerts


Participatory Arts: Working in the Community

Sarah Yearsley – Engage

Michael Fraser - Lung Ha Theatre Company

Emma Clarke - Lung Ha Theatre Company

more tbc


Pursuing a Career in Dance

Pamela Distefano - Freelance Dancer (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Janet Jackson)

David McIntosh - Freelance Dancer/Actor (Mary Poppins, Funny Girl, Hairspray)

more tbc


Self-Start: Funding & Start-up Advice

Lisa Wardlaw - Young Enterprise Scotland

Tom McGuire - Scottish Institute for Enterprise

Rebecca Burnett - Business Gateway

more tbc

Standing out in the Creative Employment Market

Beata Skobodzinska - Just Festival

Joy Lewis - Adopt an Intern

Pamela Walker - Imaginate

Steve Small - Strange Town


The Benefits of Union Membership

Chris Aberdeen Doug McGill - BECTU

Caroline Sewell - Musicians' Union

Lorne Boswell – Equity


Under Pressure - Coping with Deadlines and Performances

Jess Abrams - Freelance Music / Educator

Samantha Jane - YBL Empower You


Widening Disabled Access in the Creative Industries

Thursa Sanderson - Drake Music Scotland

Jan-Bert van den Berg – Artlink

Robert Softley Gale - Birds of Paradise Theatre Company


Women into Technology

Iza Ledzka – SwarmOnline

more tbc


Working in AV and Events Production

speakers tbc


Working in Classical Music

Finlay Hetherington - Freelance musician

more tbc

Working in Fashion & Textiles

Solii Brodie - Be Fab Be Creative

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Working in Film & Television

Colin Macnab - Sound Recordist

Joyce Rennie - TV Advertising Commercials Producer

more tbc


Working in Make-Up Artistry

speakers tbc


Working in Photography

speakers tbc


Working in Radio

Michelle Mackay – Bauer Media

Richard Melvin – Dabster

Martyn Ewart – Forth Radio


Working in Sound Production

Graeme Steel - Live Sound Engineer (Young Fathers)

Mark Morrow - The Depot

Rod Jones - Idlewild / Post-Electric Studios


Working in Technology & Computer Networking

speakers tbc


Working in the Video Games Industry

Neil McPhillips - Blazing Griffin

Korina Abbott - Kinetic Atom

Alexander Sliwinski - Bithell Games


Working in Theatre Costume

Antonia Anic-Antic - Festival Theatre

Pat Jastrzebska - Perth Theatre


Working in Theatre Production

Euan McLaren - National Theatre of Scotland

Jo Burgess - Freelance Theatre Tech


Working in UX Design

speakers tbc


Working in Web & Coding

Mairianne Young - SwarmOnline

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Working Internationally

Norah Campbell - British Council Scotland

Gwen McLeod - British Council Scotland

Robert Softley Gale - Birds of Paradise Theatre Company

Isabelle Moore – Furniture-maker, Craft Artist / Designer

Lisa Whytock – Music Agent


Working within a Visual Arts Organisation

Elizabeth McLean - Fruitmarket Gallery

more tbc

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Edinburgh College
Granton Campus
350 West Granton Road
EH5 1QE Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

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