Jack Perry
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The summer festival season is beginning in earnest, so it’s a good time to get some last-minute training that you can apply to your summer programme. We’ve listed some of the best skills and knowledge courses, along with a few other events of note, below.

We’ll be speaking or attending some of these courses too. Make sure to look us up at any of the events noted with a CR ⭐.


10 July Westminster Media Forum Supporting growth and sustainability in the UK live entertainment sector (London)

11 July Voluntary Arts Umbrella Bodies Summer Conference (Birmingham)

12 July Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2018 (Glasgow)

12 July The Innovation Cycle – Revolving & Evolving Around CX (Online)

14-15 July Pride Glasgow 2018 (Glasgow)

17 July GCVS First Tuesday (Glasgow)

18 July Creative Europe Cooperation Project One-To-Ones (Glasgow)

19 July ICO Data Breach Reporting webinar (Online)

19 July Creative Edinburgh Careers Café (Edinburgh)

24 July SCVO Essential Digital Skills in Practice (Edinburgh)

24-26 July CRAMA Conference (Liverpool)


1-2 August Turing Fest (Edinburgh)

6 & 15 August Birds of Paradise Making Your Show Accessible (Edinburgh)

8 August Arts & Business Scotland Art of Sponsorship (Edinburgh)

11 August Women of the Fringe networking event (Edinburgh)

13 August Creative Edinburgh Digital Drop In (Edinburgh)

21 August Equity Changing the Culture (Edinburgh)

22 August Unlimited Demystifying Access (Edinburgh)

22 August 1-2-1s with the Independent Theatre Council (Edinburgh)

23 August Independent Theatre Council Intellectual Property (Edinburgh)

23 August Birds of Paradise Whose Story is it Anyway (Edinburgh)

24 August Fringe Society How to Work With BSL Interpreters (Edinburgh)

25 August Drake Music Scotland Let Me on Stage (Edinburgh)

30 August Culture Counts Culture Strategy Consultation (Edinburgh)


7 September NFP Northern Bid Writing : The Basics (Edinburgh)

7 September NFP Northern Bid Writing : Advanced (Edinburgh)

7-8 September The OHMI Trust Music & Physical Disability: From Instrument to Performance (Birmingham)

11 September Westminster Media Forum Delivering the creative industries Sector Deal – innovation, IP and access to finance (London)

12 September Museums Association People Power: Embedding Community Participation (Glasgow)

12 September Mackay Hannah Living With Dementia In Scotland: Understanding best practice in policy, prevention and preparation (Edinburgh)

12-14 September Social Enterprise World Forum (Edinburgh)

17 September Nesta Designing collective intelligence (London)

22 September NYAAG UNCON 2.0 – free all-day youth arts event (Perth)

26 September Spektrix Conference (Leeds)

28-30 September Sadler’s Wells Dansathon (London)