Welcome to Sharing Spaces, a new event from Creative Edinburgh, designed for anyone working across the creative industries to problem solve, explore work and seek feedback from peers.
Each session we'll welcome two presenters with a project to workshop, a pitch to practice or a problem that requires a hive mind to solve - enter you! Sharing Spaces provides the space and time creatives from across sectors to collaborate, connect and support in an approachable, relaxed and respectful space.
Spaces are limited, so register now to join the conversation! Interested in presenting at a future session? Read our guidelines here and apply here!
Note to attendees: please check your Junk or Spam folders for event reminders and joining links.
We open applications to present at Sharing Spaces before randomly drawing two names. Each presenter will have around 30 minutes to share their work before opening up to the group for conversation! This month, we'll be joined by:
Kirsty Venters Marks
Kirsty is a writer, musician and educator, based in Edinburgh who has been working on a programme called Creative Wings to Fly, about overcoming creative block and making it through creative burnout. Kirsty hopes to talk a little about the programme and how it may be developed through groups and individual mentoring/coaching.
Particular interests? Cross-sector creatives, artists, creative coaching, creativity for health & wellbeing, education
Andrew is a freelancer working with students' unions on strategy, digital presence and training. Following a recent move to Edinburgh, Andrew is keen to make connections with the local charity and tech community, understanding what's needed to get involved and how to transition from freelance practice into an agency.
Particular interests? Charity, tech community, higher education, working with young people, communication
Please note, particular interests are an indication of the project outline and we welcome attendees from across the creative industries, regardless of sector or experience level. Read more below on what you may have to contribute.
How do Sharing Spaces work?
Each session invites two presenters to take the reigns for 30 minutes each. They’ll present their idea before posing questions to the group. It’s then over to attendees to share thoughts, respond to queries and lend advice!
Sharing Spaces are designed to be a relaxed and informal space for conversation. Each presenter facilitates the conversation, and there is no set rule for discussion. The Creative Edinburgh team on hand to support the behind-the-scenes stuff, otherwise it's over to attendees to explore the topic together.
Is it for me?
Sharing Spaces are designed for creative thinkers, makers, doers or dreamers! Whether you work in the creative industries or have a passion for it, your input is invaluable.
Each presenter will post open questions to the group, so whether you have loads to chip in or just listen in on this occasion, it’s a great opportunity to meet others and get inspired.
What do I have to offer?
Probably loads! Whatever your background, you’re probably sitting on loads of valuable knowledge and insight that is worth sharing. This is just the space to do it!
Whether you’re new to the industry or an expert in your field, have experience in what’s being presented or are entirely new to it, Sharing Spaces are an open, explorative space for creatives to learn, grow and develop together. There are no wrong answers, and everyone’s experience is different. We encourage you to share your two cents, take what is valuable to you and gently set aside what isn’t.
Interested in presenting?
For the full details on how presentations work, explore our Guidance & Guidelines PDF, then apply to present via this Google Form. If we receive more applications then spaces, two names are drawn at random from submissions to ensure fair representation and to manage demand.
Sharing Spaces are designed to be an open and honest space for exploration. Chatham House Rules apply to both ideas presented and conversations held - read more on what that means here. We ask everyone to handle conversations respectfully and with kindness at each stage.