Strategies and skills for creative careers

Strategies and skills for creative careers

Issued: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:54:00 GMT

Part of a series of events for enterprising arts and humanities researchers inspired to work in the creative industries. If you are considering your career options and are interested in a self-employed, freelance or portfolio career in the creative industries this event is for you!

Date: Monday 26 February 2018, 10am-4pm
Venue: The Lighthouse, 56 Mitchell St, Glasgow G1 3LX
Contact: Anna Scott, SGSAH Knowledge Exchange & Partnerships Manager,
Open to: Any arts and humanities doctoral researcher registered at a SGSAH member institution (SGSAH will cover reasonable travel expenses from home HEIs).

This event is free to attend, but spaces are limited so please register through Eventbrite

This collaborative workshop will expose arts and humanities researchers to new ways of thinking and addressing challenges. Participants will be taken through a creative visioning process which will help them disconnect from the minutiae of the everyday and imagine new possibilities for careers beyond the PhD.

Expert speakers will offer different perspectives on planning creative careers. Other activities will be integrated throughout the day, including presentation skills and tips on how to manage ‘the business of you’, giving you practical tools and insights to take away.




Santini Basra, Studio Lead, Andthen‌‌

Santini is a designer and researcher who founded and leads the design strategy studio Andthen. He is currently interested in exploring the intersection of design, the social sciences and futures research in a commercial context. He works collaboratively with all sizes of companies across a range of industries, delivering research projects and innovation workshops, to help them unpack and understand complex issues, creatively problem solve, and develop visions of their medium to long-term futures.

Zoe Prosser, Design Researcher, Andthen

Zoë is a social designer and researcher. She researches design and designs research that considers the human behaviours behind our engagement with spaces, objects and ideas. Her work within rural contexts focuses on sustaining community autonomy through practice-led engagement methods, including a Master of Research (MRes) with the Creative Futures Partnership between Glasgow School of Art and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.


Dr Stacey Hunter, Design Curator and Consultant

Dr Stacey Hunter is an independent curator presenting designers and design-culture. In 2016 she initiated Local Heroes—a major exhibition of newly commissioned Scottish design at Edinburgh Airport. With over 15 years’ experience of creative production in the design and architecture sector in Scotland and abroad, Stacey’s expertise lies in developing programmes to promote design locally and internationally through exhibitions, events, symposia and cultural projects. She was recently recognised by the V&A Museum of Design Dundee who named her one of their Design Champions in August 2017. Her doctoral thesis in architecture is the first major review of Scotland's emergent New Urbanism (University of Edinburgh, 2015).


Dr Sabina Strachan, Research Development Manager, University of Glasgow / Glasgow Life‌‌‌

Sabina is an experienced partnership developer whose 16-year career in cultural resource management and consultancy has spanned the public, private and charitable sectors. Past projects include the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme evaluation and the business plan for the £66m redevelopment of the Burrell Collection. In her current role, Sabina develops new research partnerships between the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts and Glasgow Life, the city’s Culture & Sport Trust. She is also a trustee of a student engagement charity and an employer mentor for Edinburgh Napier University. Sabina holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Architectural History.

More to be announced soon!

Previous participants said...

“Very Inspiring and insightful”

“Excellent to think about how to use the PhD in innovative ways”

“This event is really good to network with like-minded people and exchange ideas”

“Brilliant, so lively and inspiring”