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9 December 2019

(closed) Open call for researcher: Mapping Scottish creative hubs

We are seeking proposals from researchers and consultants to conduct a mapping and analysis study of creative hubs in Scotland in 2020.

Dominik Tryba

In this ever-changing global landscape, we believe hubs are integral to the sustainability and growth of the creative economy, as well as to balanced societies. A mapping of creative hubs is hugely benefical exercise in assessing the value of the ecosystem and the impact creative hubs bring.

In 2020 we are aiming to publish an overview study of creative hubs across the UK, and we are starting this country-wide exercise with a mapping in Scotland, with the support from Creative Scotland.

The purpose of this mapping report is to build an up-to-date overview of the hubs operating in Scotland, their profiles, sustainability, impact and challenges.

The report will help facilitate an understanding of hubs’ progress and change in Scotland over the years and will be an invaluable resource of information that would facilitate tailored international opportunities for UK hubs (by looking at their profiles, thematic expertise, focus and challenges).

Eligible applicants can be a creative hub staff member (founder, CEO, community manager, programmes lead, etc.), or a creative professional working in UK, or an academic (associated with a research institution or independent) in Scotland.

The applicants must have in-depth knowledge of the creative sector in Scotland and the creative hubs landscape; some established connections with hubs and key stakeholders across the country and experience in conducting mappings, research in the creative field and drafting reports.

How to apply: 

Deadline: 17 January 2020