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Posted 23 January 2023

An upcoming Glasgow event hosted by Arts & Business Scotland will demonstrate the benefits of bringing together the worlds of creativity, culture and enterprise to help businesses innovate.

Presented in partnership with the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, it will introduce the Culture & Business Marketplace, a unique platform for forging connections between the arts and business sectors, which is launching in coming months.

Arts & Business Scotland is encouraging representatives from companies interested in finding out more about how they can harness creative talent and uncover new opportunities in the workplace, to sign up to the event, which is taking place on January 19th at Merchants House of Glasgow between 5 and 7.30pm.

Eddie Sinnott, product director with Cirrus Logic, will share the benefits of building relationships with organisations such as the Edinburgh Science Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. In addition to providing access to STEM programs and outreach to support diversity in tech, working with local arts, education, and heritage efforts can provide professional development opportunities, contribute to employee wellbeing and engagement, and cultivate a strong connection to the community.

Meanwhile, Craig Cameron, CEO of leading acrylics manufacturer Midton Acrylics Ltd, will share insights from his company’s partnership with Glasgow School of Art. Accompanied by examples of their work, Craig will demonstrate how students from the renowned art institute have been using newly developed recycled acrylic materials to create original sculptures, to the benefit of both the students’ development and his organisation’s sustainability, staff engagement and growth goals.

David Watt, CEO OF Arts and Business Scotland, added: “A thriving cultural sector is foundational to a thriving economy, yet there are far too few opportunities for creatives and businesses to come together. It is our hope that this event will highlight the many benefits the Culture & Business Marketplace, launching later this year, will bring and how it will serve to fill this void by providing a reciprocally beneficial platform for connection, collaboration and creative solutions.”

Stuart Patrick CBE, Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said:  “It is great to host this event introducing The Culture & Business Marketplace on Thursday 19th January.

“This new tool will connect the culture and business communities and provide a mutually beneficial forum for businesses to grow and work within Scotland’s exciting cultural and arts sector.

“The event is a unique opportunity for businesses in Glasgow to learn about this new resource that will drive innovation and address the challenges that 2023 will bring.”

Those interested in attending can find out more at the following link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/475085332017


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