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.

Masterclasses

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.

Shepherds

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:

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Business resilience

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

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New routes to market, new customers, or new opportunities

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Potential to pivot successfully

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Ambition and a creative approach

Applications

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

The team

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.

Sandy Thomson

Sandy Thomson

Writer, film maker, producer & business advisor

Medeia Cohan

Medeia Cohan

Creative Director @ Creative Entrepreneurs Club

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Digital marketing trainer & keynote speaker

Kathryn Welch

Kathryn Welch

Project manager, facilitator & community developer

Rachael Brown

Rachael Brown

CEO @ Future Economy Company

Fleur Emery

Fleur Emery

Founder @ Real Work, writer & business advisor

Charley Gavigan

Charley Gavigan

Partner @ Brave Your Day, Coach

Sarah Longfield

Sarah Longfield

Creative producer & life coach

The selection panelists

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Digital marketing specialist

Jamie Jefferson

Jamie Jefferson

Chief Creative Officer @ Equator

David Martin

David Martin

Key Sector Manager for Creative Industries @ Skills Development Scotland

Celia Hodson

Celia Hodson

Hey Girls Founder

Brian Baglow

Brian Baglow

Interactive Media and Video Games Entrepreneur

Alisdair Gunn

Alisdair Gunn

Head of Business for Glasgow City Innovation District

Partners

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