Ashley Smith-Hammond

This time of year the word has come to Edinburgh and there’s some great learning opportunities on your doorstep. Check the list and make sure you don’t miss something great!


21 August Creative Europe Desk The Bigger Picture: Partnerships in Europe (Edinburgh)

21 August UZ Arts Moving Out: Going International (Edinburgh)

22 August Publishing Scotland Culture versus Commerce (Edinburgh)

23 August Creative Europe panel and networking reception in Edinburgh (Edinburgh)

23 August Visiting Arts Arts & Law Conference – The Festival Edition: Taking Risks & Playing It Safe (Edinburgh)

24 August Creative Industries Federation Reception with EIF (Edinburgh)

24 August Visiting Arts International Producer’s Breakfast (Edinburgh)

29 August Creative Carbon Scotland Transformation in Practice workshop (Dundee)

30 August AD Digital Wake Up (Glasgow)

30 August Cultural Enterprise Office Business Development Workshop (Glasgow)

31 August TT One Digital Meetup on digital evolution and practical digital tools for charities (Edinburgh)



1 September A&B Scotland Culture & Business Forum (Dundee)

5 September Scottish Parliament CPG Culture on Scotland’s developing cultural strategy (Edinburgh)

8 September Innovate UK Expression of Interest – VR Writers Room (London)

11 September A&B Scotland with Creative Edinburgh Business Briefing – HR (Edinburgh)

12th September Scotland’s New Lobbying Act: What all Public, Private and Third Sector organisations need to do to comply (Edinburgh)

13 September Publishing Scotland Writing Digital Content (Edinburgh)

14 September Leeds University Symposium on Audience Research (Leeds)

15 September Creative Edinburgh Conference (Edinburgh)

15 September World Cultures Connect Young Audiences Research Network Conference (South Africa)

18-22 September Eden Project Creative Leadership Programme (Cornwall)

20 September Innovate UK Venturefest Scotland (Glasgow)

20 September Creative Edinburgh Creative and Corporate Love (Edinburgh)

21 September Creative Europe Cooperation Projects Application Workshop (Edinburgh)

21-24 September Abandon Normal Devices Festival of digital culture, art and film (Castleton)

21 September Mackay Hannah Delivering Good Governance in Scotland’s Services (Edinburgh)

27 September Artlink Lets Talk: engaging people with hearing loss (Edinburgh)

27 September Museums Galleries Scotland Understanding Tax Relief (Edinburgh)

27 September Nesta Digital Culture 2017 (London)

28 September A&B Scotland Effective Copywriting (Edinburgh)

28-29 September TRG Executive Summit in UK and Europe (Dublin)

29 September Direct Marketing Association GDPR Next Steps (London)

Ongoing Scottish Government Consultation on A Culture Strategy for Scotland (closes 27 October)



9 October Creative Industries Federation Roundtable (Edinburgh)

12 October Museums Galleries Scotland Inequalities: Bridging the Gap Conference (Edinburgh)

26 October ETAG Digital Solutions for Tourism conference (Edinburgh)

7 & 8 November This Way Up 17 (Hull)

21 November Creative Industries Federation Brexit event series – The future of UK intellectual property (London)

29 – 30 November Engage The Whole Picture: Rethinking Diversity (Hull)

7-8 December Creative Europe European Culture Forum (Milan)

Main image credit: Day 01 ♥ 365 Days Project by Fábia Moura (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)