Pathways to the Arts: Meet the Professionals

Meet and network with a range of creative industry professionals

Tuesday 22nd November 1600 – 1800 in the Peter Scott Gallery.

Come along to this new and engaging event organised by Careers and Lancaster Arts to meet a range of professionals from early career to experienced practitioners who have made a successful career in the creative industries including:

  • John Clayton managing Editor BBC Radio Lancashire
  • Leo Burton, Managing Editor, Making Room
  • Ivan Wadeson, Director, The Dukes Theatre
  • Judy Deakin, Form Interior Design Ltd
  • Rony Gosh, Independent Motion Picture, Marketing and Media Professional, E3 Global Media Ltd
  • Ben Hall, Artist and Entrepeneur, Supermarché
  • Charlie Kondras, Artist and Entrepeneur, Supermarché
  • Josh Dring, Artist and Entrepeneur,  Supermarché
  • Richard Smith, Curator – Peter Scott Gallery
  • Harriet Hill-Payne, Assistant Curator – Peter Scott Gallery
  • Julia Carradus, Executive Administrator, Lancaster Arts
  • Alix Medlyn Davies, Engagement Manager, Lancaster Arts
  • Rony Gosh, Independent Motion Picture, Marketing and Media Professional, E3 Global Media Ltd

You’ll also:

Hear from a panel of young creative professionals about their journey from student to professional

Take part in a speed networking activity – fast and fun!

Hear about top tips for networking.

Network informally with guests over drinks and light refreshments

This is a great opportunity to build your professional network, gain an insight into what a range of creative professionals do, develop your networking skills in a safe and friendly environment and perhaps kick start or further develop your own ideas of what you hope to do after you graduate.

Remember, even if the creative area that interests you is not represented in the list above – all the professionals attending this event have wider networks in the Arts and may be able to introduce you to someone that can help you explore your own interests and opportunities.

Book via TargetConnect.

LU Creative Services Framework- Opportunities to tender

Lancaster University Marketing and Procurement teams creating new creative services framework


The LU Marketing and Procurement teams are currently working together with colleagues across the University to create an EU tender for a creative services framework.

The framework will enable Lancaster University to appoint a selection of suppliers to deliver services in design, video and photography for up to 4 years, with the intention of encouraging value for money and consistency. In all cases, these teams are hoping to appoint 3+ suppliers and each area will have sub-categories to ensure a range of suppliers are appointed.

If you would like more information on the tendering process, or would be interested in putting your business forward as a potential supplier, contact Clare Riding, Head of Marketing, here.

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise 2015

Calling all final year students and recent graduates, opportunity to win £10k for your creative enterprise


If you’re a final year arts and creative degree/masters student or recent graduate (from 2014), and would like financial support for your business, apply for the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise 2015 today.

The DBACE 2015 offer practical and financial support to new artists, designers and performers and gives them the opportunity to win £10,000 start up capital, business training and mentoring to support their first year in business and beyond.

Of the five prizes on offer, there are five categories your business plans can fit into:

  • Fine Art
  • Design
  • Film and Photography
  • Music
  • Performance

You can apply as an individual or group and you should prepare and send a business plan for a project or enterprise that you would like to carry out, in support of any long term career goals you may have.

The deadline to submit your business plan is Tuesday 31st March 2015- you haven’t got long to apply so if you’re interested, don’t delay!

Email us at the Enterprise Centre if you would like support with your business plan, or require referrals to staff in FASS who are equipped to help you with your creative enterprises.

For further information about the awards, or to apply, follow this link.

Lancaster alumnus launches ‘Kreative Krowd’

Former LUMS PhD student launches ‘Kreative Krowd’


Dr Muddassir Ahmed graduated from Lancaster University last year with a PhD in Management Science.

Kreative Krowd, a crowdsourcing market place, was launched earlier this month (February 2015), and hopes to provide unique opportunities for creative freelancers looking for work experience, part time work and the chance to build up a portfolio and connect with potential employers on a digital platform.

Kreative Krowd is considered the first unique freelance marketplace for creative services and products, and moves away from the traditional route for sourcing work through recruitment and advertising agencies. Dr Muddassir hopes this revolutionary approach will empower creative individuals to showcase their talents and will create opportunities for students and professional freelancers alike.

Whilst Kreative Krowd is only in its infancy, the team have already secured a £6000 start up loan from the Virgin Start-Up, partnered with the StartUp Loans scheme, as well as a mentorship programme and support from Birmingham City Council’s Enterprise Catalayst Initiative.

Kreative Krowd has free subscription plans and more information can be found here.

**Dr Muddassir will be joining us as a guest entrepreneur at our Start Up Stories event on 11th June 2015- more details coming soon!**