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
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:
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
Round 2 - The Interview
Round 1 - Selection panel
This programme has been developed in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and Future Economy Company and is led by a team of brilliant thinkers and experts in their field.
Writer, film maker, producer & business advisor
Creative Director @ Creative Entrepreneurs Club
Digital marketing trainer & keynote speaker
Project manager, facilitator & community developer
CEO @ Future Economy Company
Founder @ Real Work, writer & business advisor
Partner @ Brave Your Day, Coach
Creative producer & life coach
The selection panelists
Digital marketing specialist
Chief Creative Officer @ Equator
Key Sector Manager for Creative Industries @ Skills Development Scotland
Hey Girls Founder
Interactive Media and Video Games Entrepreneur
Head of Business for Glasgow City Innovation District