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Apply for COMPASS: Emerging Maker 2021 | Opportunities Flash Edition

Applications now open for COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2021

The COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme focuses on nurturing talent and equipping individual makers with the skills they need to create a successful, sustainable, resilient business and creative practice.

We are looking for professional, practicing craft makers who have been in business between one and four years and are producing design-led, contemporary one-off pieces or small batch production, to join the COMPASS: Emerging Maker 2021 cohort.

Applications close Wednesday 18 November, 5pm. 

Apply now

COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2021 Events

Instagram live session with Jo Scott

Date: 29 Oct 2020, 11am

Join Jo Scott, Head of Programmes at Craft Scotland, for an Instagram live session on Thursday 29 October at 11am. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the programme and to put questions directly to Jo. Follow us on Instagram @craftscotland

COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme Surgeries
Date: Week commencing 2 Nov 2020

We will be holding COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme Surgeries, a 20-minute Zoom call with Jo Scott, during the week commencing Monday 2 November 2020. Booking is essential as there are limited spots. Register your place today

Get Involved with Craft Week Scotland

Running from Monday 9 – Sunday 15 November 2020, Craft Week Scotland has been developed by Craft Scotland as a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the vibrant craft sector and boost sales for both makers and craft destinations.

Makers, craft destinations, studios and craft organisations, you can get involved. We are looking to raise awareness of the breadth of craft talent and skill that Scotland has to offer. 

You can list in person or digital events on our What's On page. The sooner you list your activity, the sooner we can start promoting your exciting offering through our marketing and PR campaign. 

If you would like to chat through your idea, please contact the Craft Scotland team at hello@craftscotland.org.

Craft Scotland Opportunities 

Join our Advisory Group
Closing date: 19 Oct 2020
Craft Scotland has an exciting opportunity for makers, curators and craft industry professionals to join our Advisory Group.

Opportunity provided by: Craft Scotland
Location: Across Scotland

MAKE | Learn: Pilot Project Manager
Closing date: 30 Oct 2020
MAKE is now looking for an imaginative and experienced Education and Community Outreach Project Manager to develop and manage the pilot schools project.

Opportunity provided by: Craft Scotland & MAKE
Location: Across Scotland

Craft Destinations - Free Profile until March 2021
Closing date: 
31 Oct 2020
Craft Destinations apply during October 2020 and get a 5 months free profile on the Craft Directory. Open to galleries, studios, independent shops and other small businesses promoting contemporary Scottish craft. 

Opportunity provided by: Craft Scotland
Location: Online

COMPASS: The Market for Craft Series

This free webinar series focuses on the market for craft as the vital Christmas selling season approaches. Book now:
  • Tuesday 27 October – COMPASS: How to Run a Socially Distanced Craft Event (Book Now)
  • Tuesday 3 November – COMPASS: Selling Craft from a Retailer Perspective (Book Now)
  • Tuesday 10 November – COMPASS: Selling Craft from a Maker Perspective (Book Now)
Information around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly, it is important to stay up to date with the latest position. Additional information can be found on the World Health Organization website and the NHS Scotland website. Visit the UK Government’s website to keep updated. Scottish Government information includes links to travel advice and regular updates on the number of cases.

You can find more Craft Scotland and sector-wide opportunities, including Coronavirus (COVID-19) related support, on the Craft Scotland website.