XpoNorth On The Road In Orkney

XpoNorth On The Road In Orkney

Thu 26 Jan 2017 / News


EVENT: XpoNorth On The Road
DATE: Wednesday 8th March 2017
TIME: 12noon - 8:30pm
LOCATION: Kirkwall & St Ola Community Centre, Broad Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1DH

XpoNorth On The Road bring a packed day to Kirkwall in Orkney with panels, presentations and chat looking at how to make a success of your creative career. This one day version of XpoNorth offers the chance to meet a range of industry specialists, look at a range of challenges and opportunities and put your own questions forward.

Here's a glimpse of the programme:

12.00 - 13.20 Helen Voce – Making it Here: running a successful international craft business from the Highlands and Islands
Helen Voce will discuss Melanie Muir’s international career, covering her participation in high level shows, the development of her online training programme and international workshops.

We are also offering Trends 121s with Fiona Chautard.

14.00 - 15.15 Tristan Aitchison- Introduction to Editing with Final Cut Pro X
Learn the basics of editing and storytelling in this interactive, hands-on session.

15.30 - 16.45 Russell McLean – Crime pays
What is the secret of good crime writing? Why does my novel keep getting rejected? What are editors, publishers and readers looking for?

16.50 - 17.50 Iain Hamilton (Highlands and Islands Enterprise) David Martin (Skill Development Scotland), Helena Ward (Creative Scotland) Lorraine Thomson (Interface), Claire Kemp (Business Gateway); - What do you do? A short introduction to what the different public sector agencies can do to help
There is a wealth of support and information available from the public sector, but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out exactly who does what. This is your chance to get an overview of what a selection of the agencies can do to help.

18.00 - 19.00 Alex Howell – Working with commercial partners
RAWK Agency Founder and Group Account Director, Alex Howell, will discuss how creative businesses can attract brand partners for their projects.

19.05 – 20.30 Duncan McCrone and Nick Edwards – PRS for Music: Online Licensing and Royalty Tracking in an Ever-Changing Marketplace
PRS For Music will deliver a seminar offering an overview of online licensing and giving attendees a better understanding of how they can track and manage their royalties across an ever-increasing range of consumer platforms.

All speakers are available for one to one meetings as well as Jeni Oliver (International Executive, Creative Industries), Iain Hamilton (HIE Head of Creative Industries). Creative Industries Network managers, Alex Smith, and Kate Hooper will also be available for a chat.

For any queries about the programme and to book your time slot for a 1 to 1 with them, please email Iranzu Galdeano indicating who you would like to meet with and your preferred time.

To find out more details about the programme and register to attend this FREE event, visit Eventbrite.