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Creative Game Changers Press Release

Creative Game Changers Press Release

New Scottish Entrepreneurial Digital Support Programme Offers Collaborative Approach to Help Creative Game Changers Thrive in the Post-Pandemic World Glasgow, Scotland, 4, October ...
Life and work with a hidden disability

Life and work with a hidden disability

Juggling life and work can be tough. Throw in a chronic illness and it amplifies that struggle quite a bit more.  Make that illness invisible and it can crank it up another notch on the ...
How to make a big impact on the planet today

How to make a big impact on the planet today

So many of us in the self-employed and sole traders’ sphere don’t have pensions set up for ourselves, which is a sector-wide issue. And many of those who do have a pension are not really paying ...
Turning hobbies into opportunities

Turning hobbies into opportunities

We’re thrilled to be joined on Elevenses with CEC this month by a good friend of the Club’s and The Braw and The Brave Podcast Host and Producer, Lisa Kennedy. Lisa’s hit podcast has struck a ...
How to manage client expectations successfully

How to manage client expectations successfully

More often than not, poorly managed expectations are to blame for why you're feeling stressed out, aren't getting as much repeat business and referrals as you could be and aren't making the ...
Virtual studio visit with Hidden Lane Brewery

Virtual studio visit with Hidden Lane Brewery

Join us as we head down a magical little lane in Glasgow to the Hidden Lane Brewery for fun little noise around the quirky building with Managing Director, Rachael Suttle to learn about how the ...
Managing your post-lockdown re-entry responsibly

Managing your post-lockdown re-entry responsibly

In my mental health practice, feelings around the easing of lockdown restrictions have been a persistent theme with clients. For many creating personal meaning from what they have weathered over ...
Cove Park artists residency centre visit

Cove Park artists residency centre visit

This month we travel to Scotland’s west coast for a rather unusual studio visit. In a deviation from our normal programme of visiting artists’ studios, this time we will enjoy a guided tour ...
Time to shake up your freelance creative practice

Time to shake up your freelance creative practice

If you've been spending time re-evaluate what’s important and how you want to work, it might be time to shake up you freelance creative practice. This articles is for anyone wondering when it's time and how to start making important changes.
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre visit

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre visit

This month we have the pleasure of visiting Glasgow’s Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, home to sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya life’s work of hundreds of ...
What is authenticity anyway?

What is authenticity anyway?

Struggling with what it is to be authentic in your practice? Wondering about what it's really like to sell your company? Hear one person's experience of coming to terms with the reality of authenticity and selling out in this brutally honest article by maker Louise McGettrick.
Studio visit with artist Flore de Hoog

Studio visit with artist Flore de Hoog

For this month's studio visit we enter the home-studio of Glasgow-based artist Flore de Hoog for an inside look at her practice and body of work. Flore is a textile designer turned free-hand ...
Pitching like a pro 2: Preparing your pitch

Pitching like a pro 2: Preparing your pitch

Preparing thoroughly for a pitch means you can be confident and quick-thinking, which will help in landing your business deal. Read the steps I take to ensure I’m “pitch ready” on the big day.
Why nailing your bio matters

Why nailing your bio matters

Few people find it easy to capture their essence and write succinctly and intelligently about themselves, but it’s a skill worth developing because presenting yourself poorly doesn’t just lead to missed opportunities, it leaves a memorable impression for all the wrong reasons.
To Hell with resolutions

To Hell with resolutions

I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions and I’m far from dry this January. Who needs more pressure to perform? More things to fail at or feel guilty about. Not me.
Virtual studio visit with ReJean

Virtual studio visit with ReJean

ReJean is a gender-neutral sustainable fashion label built on reclaiming, repurposing and repairing denim for a new generation of conscious consumers. Join us for a virtual studio tour with ...
Be more pirate

Be more pirate

Good mutiny isn’t about breaking things for the sake of it. It’s about rewriting the rules, remaking the path forward and making things fairer for all.
Supporting ourselves as leaders with Arit Eminue

Supporting ourselves as leaders with Arit Eminue

This week on Elevenses Medeia Cohan speaks with multi-award winning entrepreneur and career and leadership coach, Arit Eminue about how we can best support ourselves as leaders while we work to ...
An introduction to podcasting

An introduction to podcasting

Toying with the idea of starting your own podcast? Join Lisa Kennedy, host and producer of The Braw and The Brave- a podcast about people and their passions, for a look into how she created a ...
When it’s all too much

When it’s all too much

Everyone occasionally experiences the ‘it’s all too much’ feeling of overwhelm and exhaustion. It’s a natural human condition and you are neither weak nor exceptional for experiencing it yourself.
Working with the weather

Working with the weather

As the seasons change it can be hard to keep motivated and stay focused so it's important to listen to your body and make adjustments in order to stay productive.
Brave your Day podcast series

Brave your Day podcast series

Charley and Colin Gavigan, host a thought-provoking interview show aimed at helping you lead a braver life in uncertain times. Building on their successful life coaching practice and magazine, ...
Creativity & resilience in the hospitality sector

Creativity & resilience in the hospitality sector

The last 7 months have seen unapparelled challenges face the hospitality industry. Join host Claire Stuart and a panel of Glasgow based hospitality business owners as they share their experiences of surviving in the age of COVID.
Life as an actor/producer with Louise Oliver

Life as an actor/producer with Louise Oliver

Hear from Actor and Producer, Louise Oliver. An insightful organiser with a taste for revolution, she’s made work and waves all over the world and has kindly agreed to share some of her insights with the CEC community.
Producing work internationally with Sarah Rose Graber

Producing work internationally with Sarah Rose Graber

Hear from international performance maker Sarah Rose Graber who offers an insight into her creative projects, producing work internationally and why access, joy and happy accidents are a big part of being creative.
The future of live events panel

The future of live events panel

Hear from our panel of events industry heavyweights doing their best to implement creative solutions and new ways of realising brilliant events across the UK and beyond both on and offline.
The power of ‘What Else?’

The power of ‘What Else?’

Accredited LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator, Lindsay Dunbar unlocks the positive power of 'what else?' in times of change.
Life as a comedian with Jay Lafferty & MadeBrave

Life as a comedian with Jay Lafferty & MadeBrave

During this webinar series, we’re interviewing some of our favourite inspiring and creative minds! For this one, our Andrew Dobbie and CEC’s Rachael Brown interviewed BBC Scotland’s “Breaking ...
Building a culture of inclusion with Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj

Building a culture of inclusion with Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj

This week on Elevenses with CEC we speak with Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, Associate Professor at Henley Business School, Diversity and Innovation consultant and Forbes writer about how small businesses and startups can imbed a culture of inclusion into their fabric from day one.
Diversity & inclusion in the digital sector with Jamie Jefferson

Diversity & inclusion in the digital sector with Jamie Jefferson

Meet Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder of Equator, Jamie Jefferson and hear about her experience of transitioning within her digital business and how that journey has informed the work she’s now doing to transform inclusion and diversity in the digital sector.
Studio visit with artist Pippa Gatty

Studio visit with artist Pippa Gatty

Join artist Pippa Gatty for a look around her converted barn studio and the rural Mull landscape around it and gain an insight into how her environment affects her process and how entirely not new isolation is to her.
The cost of money for your business

The cost of money for your business

If you're thinking about taking on external funding then it's time to consider which kind of funding is right for your business or project and what the cost and benefit of that money are.
The future of arts institutions with Angelica Sule

The future of arts institutions with Angelica Sule

This week on Elevenses with CEC we chatted with Site Gallery Curator, Angelica Sule about the role that curators, galleries and institutions will play in the new landscape and what that could look like.
Adapting to lockdown life with author Gavin Oattes

Adapting to lockdown life with author Gavin Oattes

This week we hear from author, comedian and entrepreneur, Gavin Oattes who’ll be sharing his perspective on our new world. A highly sought-after Keynote Speaker and award-winning entrepreneur, his inspiration all come from where he began his career…Primary School Teaching and Stand-up comedy.
Taking stock & planning for the future

Taking stock & planning for the future

Big and very overdue change is afoot and it’s now integral to our survival that we pay attention and start thinking differently to be prepared for what comes next.
Self-appraisals for freelancers

Self-appraisals for freelancers

Learn why appraisals are an important tool for freelancers to recognise success, review how things are going, and identify goals for the future.

Playfulness & creativity with Lindsay Dunbar

Rachael Brown & Andrew Dobbie from Made Brave ask accredited Lego Serious Play Facilitator, Lindsay Dunbar about using playfulness to build solutions and explore ideas with the creative and cultural sector.
Adapting your creative output

Adapting your creative output

Few of us like change, especially when it’s not of our making. But we all have to adjust in order to survive and thrive.
Creative collaboration for the soul

Creative collaboration for the soul

In this moment of enforced isolation collaboration is the key to staying grounded, unconsciously social, positivity productive and to get those creative juices flowing for your own ...