Creative Game Changers

Learn the creative, critical and digital skills needed to excel in the new world

How it works

Creative Game Changers is a multi-week user-driven, virtual course focused on the recovery, impact, digital reach, and growth of Scottish, creative businesses, freelancers, or sole traders.

Co-designed by You

Game Changers will attend a collaborative enquiry workshop to meet the cohort and the team, network and bond, and most importantly play a part in shaping the programme.


Game Changers will attend regular masterclasses, the subjects of which will be determined together as a cohort and will be delivered by world- class trainers and experts.


Game Changers will select from our collection of highly-skilled Shepherds for regular one-to-one sessions to access tailored guidance and support as they experience their journey.

Are you a Creative Game Changer?

About Creative Game Changers

We are looking for participants who are forging their own path, shaping their own approach, and finding new ways to do things in response to the changing landscape.

This programme was thoughtfully developed for creative businesses and individuals that have found a new approach to business or pivoted their business models or product offers, identified new routes to market, new customers or new opportunities. Those who are ambitious, perhaps don’t feel they ‘fit in’ elsewhere and have the ability and tenacity to thrive in the current climate – with a little tailored support.

This programme is being funded by the Scottish Government Creative Digital Initiative via National Lottery Funding from Creative Scotland, and delivered in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and The Future Economy Company.

It is open to eligible creative businesses in Scotland.

Is the course right for me?

This programme could be for you if you run a Scottish creative business or operate as a sole trader or freelancer and are working on a creative recovery plan, need digital support to take things to the next level, have the potential to grow, or to create jobs in the current climate or can demonstrate multiple impacts, across social, creative, environmental & economic measures in Scotland.

You demonstrate the following:


Business resilience


New approaches to reconnect and build new markets in pursuit of recovery


New routes to market, new customers, or new opportunities


Potential to pivot successfully


Ambition and a creative approach


We know that not everyone excels at form filling in and other’s struggle with live presentations, so we’ve developed an application process that allows everyone multiple opportunities to present themselves and their businesses.

Round 1 - Online application

Information gathering

Round 2 - The Interview

Culture fit

Round 1 - Selection panel

Group endoresment

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