programme

Creative Ambitions
Scotland

Our first-ever freelancer skills programme, is focussed on practical and engaging content.  Delivered online, it will up-skill, re-skill and re-ignite your passion for your work.

How it works

Creative Ambitions is a carefully curated set of live seminars, videos tutorials, and discussions.  The course kicks off with the Intake session, after which participants can access all materials as they are released.

You might want to do all of it or just a little. It’s up to you.

Intake

All participants must register for this introductory session.

In this session we will expand on what you can expect from the sessions listed below. We will also gather key information from you to make sure we are meeting the needs of everyone on the programme. There are several intake days so go ahead and book the one that best suits your schedule.

Leadership

You are in charge, be a leader

Available: Jan 2022

Growth mindset

Available: Jan 2022

Getting into the right rooms – stakeholder & partners

Available: Feb 2022

Intelligent risk taking

Available: Mar 2022

Customer insights

Selling what you do

Available: Feb 2022

Getting into the right rooms

Available: Jan 2022

Finding supporters

Available: Mar 2022

Digital skills

Balancing your skills

Available: Feb 2022

Know your digital opps

Available: Feb 2022

Social media

Available: Feb 2022

Operations & impact

Balancing the spinning plates

Available: Mar 2022

Creative problem solving

Available: Jan 2022

Intelligent risk taking

Available: Jan 2022

Impactful collaborations

Available: Mar 2022

Planning for action

Available: Mar 2022

Green opportunities

Pivoting, shifting and managing

Available: Feb 2022

New green world

Available: Mar 2022

Net zero in your practice

Available: Mar 2022

Investment readiness

Attracting money

Available: Jan 2022

Cashflow & margins

Available: Feb 2022

Investors, funders, customers

Available: Mar 2022

Next steps

Available: March 2022

Book a 15 minute advice session to discuss your next steps now you have completed the programme.

Information session

Q&A about the programme with Creative Entrepreneurs Club’s CEO, Rachael Brown.

Private discussion group

Everyone who completes our Intake session will have instant access to the private Creative Ambitions group. Use this mini community to network, ask questions, share your thoughts, and access course-specific resources.

Is Creative Ambitions right for me?

Are you looking to broaden your horizons? Scale your business and find new opportunities? This programme has been designed to support freelancers who have been adversely affected by the pandemic, including those in the performing arts, events and live sectors such as stage. If you want the tools to rebuild, refocus and re-energise your practice, we want to hear from you.

 

Are you?

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Aged 25 and over

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Resident in Scotland

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A CEC member (it’s free to join)

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Professional in performing arts, live events or crafts

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Struggling to make enough money

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Ready to up-skill and/or re-skill

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Partners

This programme is funded as part of the SDS Creative Industries Freelance Workforce Recovery Programme supported by the Scottish Government National Transitions Training Fund. It is delivered in partnership with The Future Economy Company and Social Investment Scotland.