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Professional Development

Networking for Creatives – Speed dating style

Who would you like to meet? We’ve invit­ed cura­tors, cul­tur­al lead­ers, pho­tog­ra­phers and more to meet you.

Meeting new people to help you with the next step of your career can be tricky - we’ve done the hard work for you and gathered a room full of experts that you really should meet. From photographers and suppliers to funders, gallerists to business advice there’s somebody in the room for you to meet.
What does ‘speed dating style’ mean?

We have carefully matched the number of experts with the number of spaces available, so every five-minutes you’ll get to talk to a new expert. You’ll speak to each person and find out how they can help you with your professional practice. And if five minutes isn’t enough you can swap business cards and continue the conversation with your new, wider, network at a later date.

Sarah Edmondson - Arts Marketing Consultant
Stephen Meyer - Lead Business Navigator, Cirencester Growth Hub
Create Gloucestershire
Jane MacFarlane - Freelance Creative Facilitator
Janine Christley - Director of the International Festival of Glass
Paula Orrell (TBC) - National Director, England Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN)
Beth Alden Curator & CEO New Brewery Arts
Lenny (Stephen Lenthall) - Product photographer
Philip Walker - Head of Culture at Gloucester City Council
and more TBC
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