I have been selected as a Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs programme, part of Creative Futures: an innovative new development opportunity for leaders working in the creative sectors.
From April 2012, I will be working with multidisciplinary creative agency FORM, in Western Australia, which leads industry and cultural development through thought leadership and creative capital. Central to FORM’s current work is the development of the Foundry Digital Media Hub as part of Midland Atelier.
Alongside me, the Fellows of the International Creative Entrepreneurs programme are:
Anna Burkey is a freelance creative consultant, working to develop cultural events and festivals. She creates, curates, produces and presents innovative projects with the arts at their heart, and is particularly interested in literature development: she was a founding staff member of Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature. Anna will be working with Interactive Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, on their Design Indaba. Follow here.
Tiernan Kelly is Director of Film City Glasgow, Scotland’s only dedicated production facility for the screen industries. Having managed the £4 million redevelopment of the facility, he now works with Creative Scotland and other public/private sector partners in developing Scotland’s first independent facilities village to attract high value, international screen projects to Scotland. Tiernan sits on advisory boards for the Glasgow Film Office and the University of the West of Scotland Skillset Media Academy. Tiernan is currently working with FORM, in Western Australia, bringing his expertise to the on-going development of the ambitious Foundry Digital Media Hub. I look forward to working alongside him in April 2012. Follow here.
Sarah Raffel is the founding Creative Director of Brazen Studios. With an award-winning approach to design, and the experience to develop creative yet commercial collections, Sarah’s sole mission is to blend design and originality. Founded in 2003, Brazen was voted 5th Most Outstanding Jewellery UK and Ireland 2010, and was shortlisted for Best UK Jewellery Boutique at the 2011 UK jewellery awards. Sarah will be working with Goods of Desire, an Asian lifestyle and culture emporium in Hong Kong. Follow here.
Paul Fitzpatrick is joint-CEO at Catherine Wheels Theatre Company where he specialises in producing theatre for children and young people. He is committed to developing the profile and practice of theatre for young audiences at home and internationally. Paul will be working with the Weaver’s Studio in India. Follow here.
Since 1993, Sally Hobson has directed the Programme Development Department of the Edinburgh International Festival. The focus of this role is the yearly re-invention of the Festival. She also manages the Edinburgh International Fringe Prize as part of this post. Sally was a Specialist Drama Adviser to the Scottish Arts Council/Creative Scotland from 2003 to 2011, and has also taught at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama as a guest lecturer and theatre director. Sally’s placement will take her to Hong Kong and Australia, where she will be working at Carriageworks.