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.
Tuesday 9th of March 2021, 10am - 12pm via Zoom
Get That Funding! Join Emma Collins to learn how to find and successfully secure funding for your Participatory Arts Project.
Do you struggle to find funding for your creative projects? Maybe you don’t know where to start looking for sources of funding. Perhaps you’ve been unsuccessful with past funding applications and you don’t know why. Or maybe you want to brush up on your skills. In this interactive session, arts and charity consultant and coach, Emma Collins, will explore what funders are really looking for, how to make your application stand out, and how to make a convincing case for support to secure your funds during this challenging time. Emma has supported people to raise over £2.5million in grants and funding awards since 2017. Here she will help you to give your application the best chance of success.
Tuesday 6th April, 10am - 12pm via Zoom
Do you ever wonder how you could improve your social media output and make your efforts count? Do you want to generate more interest and interaction with your practice? Ross from 3rd Sector Lab will be joining us to share his expertise on improving your social media activity.
This interactive session will help you to ensure your social media activity is closely aligned to what you want to achieve. You’ll come away from this session with an understanding of how social media can help you sell more and engage more.
For more info please follow the booking link.
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.