14/07/2021

Reflecting on Art of Glass Exhibition

Last month, Made in Stirling hosted work made by graduates and staff from the City of Glasgow College HNC Art and Design Course as part of the ‘Art of Glass’ exhibition. Originally planned back at the beginning of 2020 as an end of year show, staff and students alike were thrilled to […]
14/07/2021

Spotlight on Local Talent: Cat Hepburn

This month we want to shout about local writer and poet Cat Hepburn who has recently released her book ‘Dating & Other Hobbies’. She is a writer living between Glasgow and Berlin. Cat is originally from Stirling and was co-producer with Kevin P Gilday of the fantastic programme of Sonnet Youth spoken word events in Edinburgh Glasgow and […]
24/06/2021

Artists make places make artists – our story of reorganisation and creative recovery

“In a sector rocked by the pandemic, freelance workers have been hit hard without the structure or financial support of an organisation to soften the devastating blow. This multiskilled, resourceful, creative, passionate, adaptable and dynamic workforce represents a third of the creative industries, yet they have felt completely abandoned by the sector they have worked so hard to build. So, what happens now that the sector is starting to return to ‘normal’, and is ‘normal’ good enough?”

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27/03/2019

Stirling’s Culture Symposium

If you had a discussion with someone about Stirling’s creative identity in 5 years time, what would you like to hear them say? What will you say?  In 2018 Stirling became a Place Partnership area. This is a collaboration with Stirling’s Cultural Partnership, Creative Scotland and Stirling Council. The aim of Stirling’s Place Partnership […]
18/03/2019

All About Pecha Kucha

PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The slides proceed automatically and you talk along to the images as they go. It gets away from overly wordy presentations, keeps them short and sweet, and sometimes makes for an entertainingly speedy presentation!
29/11/2018

Place Partnership, an introduction

Today marks 4 weeks into my role as the Place Partnership project manager, 12 days in to be precise. If you’ve not heard about the Place Partnership yet, it’s a collaboration between Stirling Council and Creative Scotland that aims to develop connectivity and opportunity to enhance Stirling’s creative economy. You can read […]
29/11/2018

Window Wanderland – developing relationships with ‘top of the town’

Over the weekend of 10th/11th of November, windows of homes, shops and pubic buildings were illuminated as part of Mercat Cross Community Council and Creative Stirling’sWindow Wanderland project. Working with Allans primary school and nursery, Tollbooth, The Haven and the Darnley coffee house, two artists and members of the local community came […]