Places of Creative Production: Scotland’s Creative Ambitions


October 18


10:00 am - 04:30 pm

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The Glasgow School of Art


The Lighthouse

Mitchell Lane, Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland, GB

The Glasgow School of Art in partnership with Glasgow Life are delighted to invite you to Save the Date, Fri 18th October 2019 for Scotland’s Creative Ambitionsa one-day event exploring a range of questions and opportunities facing Scotland’s creative sector, looking at actions for the near future to ensure the sector continues to thrive.  The event will be introduced by a keynote speech from Derek Mackay MSP Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work and includes speakers from the worlds of the media, visual arts, music, AI, design and architecture, and public sector and academic representatives.


  • Derek Mackay MSP Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work

  • Professor Irene McAra-McWilliam, Director of GSA

  • Janice Forsyth, Broadcaster and writer

  • Stuart Cosgrove, Broadcaster and Writer

  • Janice Kirkpatrick, Founding Director, Graven

  • Katrina Brown, Founding Director, The Common Guild

  • Andrew Brewerton, Principal & Chief Executive, Plymouth College of Art

  • Linda Hanna, Managing Director of Scottish Economic Development, Scottish Enterprise

  • Richard Watson, Commercial Lead, City Property

  • Andrew Mickel, Director, SWG3; Director, Mactaggart & Mickel

  • Andrew Macdonald, Video Games artist and lecturer, University of Abertay

  • Nicola Osbourne, Programme Manager, Creative Informatics, University of Edinburgh

  • Damien Smith, Founder and Co-Director, ISO

  • Jill Miller, Director of Cultural Services, Glasgow Life

  • Dr Ima Jackson, Senior Lecturer, Caledonian University; Chair of CCA

  • Professor Brian Evans, Glasgow’s City Urbanist, Professor of Urbanism, GSA

This event is part of GSA’s ‘Places of Creative Production’ series of symposia supported by Creative Scotland and  SFC. 

To secure your place and receive updates please register now and we look forward to seeing you on the 18th Oct.