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Craft Scotland - COMPASS: Next Generation Programme

Deadline: 18/07/2019

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*This opportunity is offered through Craft Scotland, please contact them using the details at the bottom of the page with any queries.

COMPASS: Next Generation Programme will run on an annual basis. Applications are now open for the 2019 programme, which will commence in October 2019. 
 
We have up to 20 places available for a dedicated cohort of makers, who will work through the programme together. 
 
The Next Generation programme of COMPASS is a personal and business development programme for makers at the start of their career. We know that the first year in business is challenging. COMPASS: Next Generation Programme will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to decide how they want to take their business idea forward.  
 
The programme is designed for those who have just graduated, or those who have just started their practice and have been in business for less than a year. 
 
The programme will help you challenge your business thinking and explore ways to make your business more sustainable and entrepreneurial. 

Two-day residential 
Take two days out to focus on your new creative career and identify what really matters in those all-important first few years in business. 
 
This is your chance to spend some time with and learn from other makers at the same stage of their career and the experienced programme facilitators. There is also the opportunity to hear inspiring stories and gain valuable insights from the cohort of creatives on the COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2019, who will join us on day two of the residential.

The programme consists of an intensive two-day residential programme at Hospitalfield, which is followed by a final one-day workshop. 

The residential includes: 
Accommodation for one night Refreshments Breakfast, lunch and dinner Access to Hospitalfield House and grounds 
 
One-day workshop 
This is a chance to regroup with the cohort and cement your learning following the two-day residential. This workshop will be held in Edinburgh. 
 

Key dates
5pm, Thursday 18 July 2019 - Deadline for applications 
Friday 9 August 2019 - Applicants notified of the outcome of their application 
Friday 30 August 2019 - Participation fee due for payment (for instalment information  see page 5)
Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 October 2019 - Two-day residential at Hospitalfield 
Tuesday 3 December 2019 - One-day workshop in Edinburgh 
 

How to Apply: https://www.craftscotland.org/community/opportunity/compass-next-gen