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Free Discovery Events in Scotland

17 January 2013 — EventsScotland

The City of Edinburgh Suite at the Lothian Chambers in Edinburgh is the location for the free 4CNW Discovery events in Scotland. 

Taking place on Thursday 24th January, and coordinated by the Cultural Enterprise Office who have been appointed as the Scottish brokers for 4CNW, there is a morning event for Businesses and an afternoon event for Creative Suppliers.  

These events are a great opportunity to find out more about the fund, be taken through the application process in detail by the team and to hear from previous participants in the fund about their experiences. Members of the Creative State team will be on hand to answer your questions on the day, and the events are also a good opportunity to network with similar businesses in your area. 

You can find out more about these events by clicking on the relevant booking page below. These are free events but you are advised to register your place to secure admittance. 

Discovery Event for Business, 9.30am - 11.30am, Thursday 24th January. 

Discovery Event for Creatives, 2pm - 4pm, Thursday 24th January 

*Update* - We've just added a new discovery event for both Business and Creatives in Inverness, taking place on Monday 11th February in the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Centre. Attendance is free, but you should register for your free place here.  Application for Businesses remeains open until 18th February and for Creatives until 8th March so, if you didn't make it to Edinburgh in January, this session will allow you to ask direct questions of our Scottish broker who will take you through the application process and answer your questions about the programme in plenty of time to make an application.

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Free Discovery events in Northern Ireland

15 January 2013 — EventsNorthern Ireland

The first of our free discovery events will take place in Northern Ireland next week, with separate events for both Creative Suppliers and Businesses in both Derry~Londonderry and Belfast. 

These events are a great opportunity to find out more about the fund, be taken through the application process in detail by the team and to hear from previous participants in the fund about their experiences. Members of the Creative State team will be on hand to answer your questions on the day, and the events are also a good opportunity to network with similar businesses in your area.

For Businesses

4CNW Talent offers financial assistance to bring in new types of creative expertise to help grow your business. Applications for businesses opened on Monday 7 January 2013 and close on Monday 18 February 2013

To be eligible you must:

  • Have a business address in Northern Ireland
  • Come from the Tourism, Technology, Life Sciences or Agri Food sectors
  • Be looking to grow your business through the innovative development of products, services or marketing
  • Have completed your first year of trading.

Business Discovery Events will take place on:
Tue 22 January 2013 at 08:30 – 10:30 in the Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry
Wed 23 January 2013 at 08:30 – 10:30 in the MAC, Belfast

Attendance is free but you should register your attendance at www.4cnwnitalenteventforbusinesses.eventbrite.com to secure your place.

For Creatives

4CNW Talent connects creatives to new customers and commissioners and helps promote the value of their creative expertise to new audiences. Applications are open to all types of creative practice including writers, artists, designers, musicians, actors and film makers who can effectively communicate ideas, services or present new or existing products to customers. Applications opened for creatives on Monday 7 January 2013 and close on Friday 8 March 2013.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a professional creative working in the creative industries
  • Have a business address in Northern Ireland
  • Be able to demonstrate a track record on delivering projects in partnership.

Creative Discovery Events will take place on:
Tue 22 January 2013 at 11:00 - 13:00 in the Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry
Wed 23 January 2013 at 11:00 - 13:00 in the MAC, Belfast

Attendance is free but you should register your attendance at www.4cnwnitalenteventforbusinesses.eventbrite.com to secure your place. 

 

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Crowdfunding for the Creative Industries - How to Grow webinar

02 January 2013 — EventsEurope

Crowdfunding for the Creative Industries - How to Grow webinar

How to Grow, the European platform for Creative Industries, is hosting a free webinar at the end of January which will focus on an increasingly popular way of getting finance: crowdfunding. Part of a series of webinars called ‘Finance for the Creative Industries’, this particular event will introduce you to most of the platforms listed on Howtogrow, including CrowdAboutNow, voordekunst, meet&seed and Seedrs.

Successful business cases from each platform will also share their experiences with this way of obtaining funding for their project.

This online event takes place on Mon 28th and Tue 29th January 2013, and the programme will be updated regularly, so stay tuned to the event page for updates.

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