South Lanarkshire industries can attend support workshops
Creative industries in South Lanarkshire can get support from council-backed workshops.
Workshops to help businesses and aspiring business owners in local creative industries will begin from May 10 and run until June 30, with two sessions held per week in a mix of in-person and online events.
The program was launched by the E3 project which is carried out by Elevator UK in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council.
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The program curated a range of approaches from around the world to provide a hands-on, design-driven approach to planning, modeling and testing participants’ creative business ideas and developing new creative ventures.
Andrew Cameron, Program Manager for Elevator UK and Head of the Creative Catalyst Programme, said: “Most people, when they think of ‘creative industries’, would think of visual arts, crafts, fashion, textiles and design, but there is so much more than; there is also software, computer games, heritage and cultural education, to name a few.
“Scotland’s creative industries comprise over 15,000 businesses and contribute over £5 billion to the Scottish economy each year.
“If you are involved in ANY creative industry, whether you are starting a business or looking to start a business, we are here to support you through the process and in turn accelerate the growth of creative industries in South Lanarkshire.
“We’ve busted business myths to tell you what you need to do and how you need to do it – all without a dusty old business plan in sight.”
The creative industries sector, defined by the Scottish Government, comprises 16 distinct industries: architecture, visual arts, advertising, design, fashion and textiles, crafts, performing arts, music, photography, film and video, video games, radio and television , writing and editing, heritage, software/electronic publishing and cultural education.
To express your interest in the workshops, visit the E3 website.
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