Places of Creative Production- Scotland’s Creative Ambitions

Friday 18 October 2019, 10am-4.30pm

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

In partnership with Glasgow Life we invite you to join us at The Lighthouse on Friday 18th October for Scotland’s Creative Ambitions, an event exploring a range of questions and opportunities for the creative sector including structures & strategies, new business models and R&D routes, and future actions to help the sector continue to thrive.

*Programme Announced*

We are delighted to welcome diverse speakers from industry, academia and the public sector including: 

  • Derek Mackay MSP Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Scottish Government
  • Stuart Cosgrove, Broadcaster and writer
  • Janice Kirkpatrick, Founding Director, Graven 
  • Andrew Brewerton, Principal & Chief Executive, Plymouth College of Art
  • Andrew MacDonald, International GamesProgrammer/ Lecturer, Abertay University
  • Katrina Brown, Curator and Founding Director, The Common Guild
  • Jill Miller, Director of Cultural Services, Glasgow Life
  • Professor Brian Evans, Glasgow’s City Urbanist and Professor of Urbanism

…and more.  The event is the third in GSA’s Places of Creative Production series of symposia supported by Creative Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council; details and filmed footage of previous events can be viewed using the tabs on this page.

To reserve your place, please register below on Eventbrite and we look forward to seeing you in October! 


For further information contact Helen Kendrick, Creative Economy Fellow, The Glasgow School of Art.

The Glasgow School of Art in association with the Scottish Funding Council and Creative Scotland present Places of Creative Production: a series of symposia exploring current and future connections between Higher Education and the Creative and Cultural sectors.

The three events – across 2018/2019, feature panel sessions with speakers from a range of public, private and HE/FE Institutions from across the UK.

The next Places of Creative Production symposium will take place in Dundee, in association with Abertay University:

Places of Creative Production – Future Skills
Friday 1 February 2019, 10am-4.30pm,
Dundee Rep, Dundee 

We invite you to join us in Dundee on 1st February to explore the question of future skills required for the Creative Industries in Scotland to continue to thrive, from multiple perspectives.

We are delighted to welcome diverse speakers from industry, academia and the public sector including: 

  • Fiona Hyslop MSP Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs
  • Steve Dunlop, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise
  • Eliza Easton, Head Of Policy Unit, Creative Industries Policy And Evidence Centre (PEC), NESTA
  • Paul Murray, Executive Producer, Mentorn Media
  • Briana Pegado, Festival Manager & Social Innovator
  • Prof Chris Speed, Professor Of Design Informatics Edinburgh College Of Art
  • Scott Donaldson, Interim Director Of Screen, Screen Scotland

and more.  The event will be Chaired by Jean Cameron (Paisley 2021 Director; Commonwealth Games 2014 International Producer) and is part of GSA’s Places of Creative Production series of symposia supported by Creative Scotland and the SFC.

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