Creative & Cultural Careers Festival
  2nd - 6th March

Talks, Events & Workshops

Creative Businesses-Meet the Experts


March 6 / 12:30-13:30 / LG Foyer, David Hume Tower

Exhibition. Come along, pull up a chair and have a chat with our invited guests. This informal open event will be full of helpful and important advice for creative minds thinking about career paths & enterprise. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to ask for top tips and advice on how to promote your work from a range of organisations and successful artists. Taking desks at this event will be…

Art Retail Network provides an online service match-making artists with galleries scouting for new talent. ARN believes for every artistic creation there is someone somewhere who will pay a fair price for it. But all too often they never find each other. Our mission is to help make connections happen. ARN are currently running the Spotted campaign to discover new artists across the UK.

Juli Bolaños-Durman creates award winning unique sculptures using a mixture of hand blown glass, found glass and engraving techniques. She recently won the New Designers Contemporary Glass Society Associate Prize 2013. She has also received prestigious commissions such as the Chancellor’s Fellowship Award Commission, and one of her installations was acquired by Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Kate Charter is an Edinburgh based animator/illustrator/designer. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2012 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Animation. She specialises in hand crafted animation, illustration and storytelling, as well as running film workshops with children. She has recently been awarded BAFTA New Talent 2013 Best Animation and BAFTA New Talent 2013 Best New Work.

FreshSight is a unique student led consultancy firm. We create positive impact by helping organisations to innovate and grow. We empower entrepreneurial and creative students to exercise their innovation visions as consultants for primarily non-profit organisations. We believe in delivering strategic solutions to improve the social environment of our local community and help third sector organisations become sustainable businesses to deliver the needed benefits to our local community.

iCUE is a career society that strives to provide its members with useful real-world experience with major employers as well as key life skills. Founded in 2003, iCUE aims to improve students’ employability through various activities, workshops and skills sessions! Students will receive exposure to a range of companies who they can network with at all of our events.

Launch.Ed, the University of Edinburgh’s award-winning service for student entrepreneurs, we work with students every day to help them explore their ideas, find funding and business partners, and ultimately, to work for themselves.

Collette Paterson is an Edinburgh-based textiles, fashion, accessories and packaging designer. She has worked in Shanghai, Paris and London and returned to Scotland in 2012 to set up a design studio developing her own accessories collections and design consultancy work. Collette is also a design lecturer and PhD researcher.

Anne Rushing is Creative Director and co-founder of Pop-Up! Scotland: a creative organisation that brings art to unexpected places. Their main focus is the creation of non-permanent, site specific exhibitions, events, and workshops around Scotland. Check out Pop Up!’s current projects at

The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) is a charitable organisation, which works nationally to promote and support enterprise and entrepreneurship in Scotland’s students. SIE work with local institutions to champion enterprise education and help their students start new innovative businesses and social enterprises.

Cultural Enterprise Office helps creative micro-businesses (that’s a business employing less than 10 people with a turnover less than £1.6 million) and individuals build the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Whether your ambitions lie in the commercial or not-for-profit sectors, we can offer support to you at any stage. We provide specialist information and advice, as well as events, workshops, training and networking opportunities. We believe that start-up, growing and established businesses can all benefit from learning more about sound business principles. Our tailored service gives our clients the support they need to help their ideas fly…

The University of Edinburgh Careers Service