Read and comment on Pat Kane’s blog summing up the Creative Scotland Open Sessions.
Audio clips and presentation notes from the Aberdeen Open Session are now available on the site.
Read and comment on Pat Kane’s blog discussing the Aberdeen Open Session held at The Lemon Tree on 29th April.
Audio clips and presentation notes from the Glasgow Open Session are now available on the site.
Read and comment on Pat Kane’s blog discussing the Glasgow Open Session held at Platform on 26th April.
Audio clips and presentation notes from the Dumfries Open Session are now available on the site.
Read and comment on Pat Kane’s blog discussing the Dumfries Open Session held at Easterbrook Hall on 25th April.
Audio clips and presentation notes from the Skye Open Session are now available on the site.
Audio clips and presentation notes from the Inverness Open Session are now available on the site.
Read and comment on Pat Kane’s blog discussing the Inverness Open Session held at Eden Court on 16 April.
Read and comment on Pat Kane’s blog discussing the Greenock Open Session held at the Beacon Arts Centre on 11 April.
Read and comment on Pat Kane’s blog discussing the Edinburgh Open Session.
Read and comment on Pat Kane’s blog discussing the Dundee Open Session.
Why are we holding the Open Sessions?
A collaborative and respectful relationship between Creative Scotland and those we are here to serve is a necessity in order to ensure that the arts, screen and creative industries continue to thrive.
It is clear that, in the first two years of Creative Scotland’s existence, this has not been successfully achieved across all sectors we work with.
To rectify this, we have embarked on a programme of change, the key themes of which were announced in the Board statement of 7 December 2012.
A vital part of this process is listening. We want to hear directly from those we are here to support.
As such, we are holding a series of Open Sessions across the country to encourage open debate on Creative Scotland and its place in a healthy and thriving future for the arts, screen and creative industries.
What do we hope to get out of the Open Sessions?
We hope that the sessions will generate insight, ideas, and, ultimately, a sense of shared direction.
By creating a platform for dialogue, we hope to enable the people that we are here to serve to help shape the future operational and strategic direction of Creative Scotland and its role in a thriving sector.
We want to involve people from the full range of sectors that we serve and from all parts of the country.
We also want to stimulate discussion and generate ideas on a vision for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland – and where Creative Scotland fits within that vision.
What’s the format?
The sessions are being promoted online via this website and the debate will continue via the Open Sessions blog and on Twitter using #csopen.
There are eight Open Sessions across Scotland as follows:
- DCA, Dundee on 15 March
- Dovecot, Edinburgh on 19 March
- The Beacon, Greenock on 11 April
- Eden Court, Inverness on 16 April
- Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye, on 23 April
- Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries, on 25 April
- Platform, Glasgow, on 26 April
- The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, on 29 April
Each session will feature a combination of speakers, group working and open debate with up to 100 participants at each (numbers will vary according to venue).
The sessions are modeled on Creative Scotland’s Insights and Ideas format, combining a small number of speakers, moderated debate, group working and open floor discussion.
Timings for each session:
|12.00||Networking and buffet lunch|
|13.00||Introduction – opening remarks from Creative Scotland (Kenneth Fowler) and host (Pat Kane)|
|13.15||Speakers – 3 speakers provide their perspective and provocation|
|13.45||Q&A – Pat Kane hosts a Q&A from the floor for the 3 speakers|
|14.00*||Groupworking – in tables, groups are asked to consider the following two questions:
|15.00||Feedback – each group feeds back their insights and ideas on the above and there will be an open discussion, facilitated by Pat Kane|
|15.50||Summary and closing remarks (Kenneth Fowler and Pat Kane)|
|16.00 – 16.30||Networking and depart|
*Coffee/tea will be available during this session
The key themes from these sessions will be captured and presented online for further discussion and contributions. Pat Kane will blog following each session and people will be encouraged to comment and discuss online.
If you have any questions or comments on any aspect of the Open Sessions, please contact:
Director of Communications and External Relations
mobile: 07970 557 960