Training Workshops

Glasgow CAN are supported through Creative Scotland to provide bespoke professional development training sessions for creatives.

Our Training sessions happen monthly throughout the year. They are specialist led and geared specifically for those working in the creative industries in Scotland.

Our training events are open to Glasgow CAN members and non-Glasgow CAN members. The ticket price will vary depending on this. We do have a free ticket option available to those who would really benefit from events but do not currently have the means to pay for training.

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Upcoming Opportunities

Freelancing Masterclass with Cat Hepburn

Tuesday 11th of May 2021, 10am - 12pm via Zoom

Freelancing Masterclass with Cat Hepburn: how to ‘step off’ and carve out a sustainable freelance career.

Have you always wanted to be a freelancer but aren’t sure where to start? Maybe you’re a freelancer already, but you’re feeling a bit stuck? Or maybe you have a ‘real’ job and are unsure when is the best time to ‘step off?’

If so, then this is the workshop for you. It’s a fun and inspiring session on how to manage a Portfolio Career in the Arts. Award-winning performance poet, scriptwriter and educator Cat Hepburn (BBC 6 Music, Sonnet Youth, Edinburgh Fringe) will lead you through conversations, exercises and give her top tips on how to carve out a sustainable freelance career. We’ll explore how to get over our freelance fears, from valuing our work, to self-promotion and lots of stuff in between.

The training event is for practitioners working in participatory arts.

Working With Vulnerable Young People Online with YouthLink

Tuesday 8th June, 1.30 - 3.30pm via Zoom

How can we create great online spaces for youth work? How can we really connect? How can we choose the right activities and how can we all stay safe online while we’re doing it? These and other questions about developing genuinely engaging content and dealing with some of the most common challenges of working online with vulnerable young people will be top of the agenda in this interactive workshop. Come ready to contribute your ideas about what makes online really work and what the best tips are for total engagement from all involved. Hilary Phillips will lead the session. Hilary has been working with YouthLink Scotland since the start of the pandemic, helping the sector develop skills and knowledge around digital.