I’m very chuffed to be able to say that I’ve been selected to take part in Scotland’s inaugural International Creative Entreprenuers programme – otherwise known as ICE.
In practice, that means that myself and five fab arts folk will be flung out across the world to work with and learn from an organisation that’s doing ground-breaking work in the arts.
The bright ideas and sunshine of Cape Town are beckoning. I’ll be hosted by Interactive Africa, a creative consultancy firm that delivers Design Indaba, the major exhibition and conference that showcases and develops South African design talent.
Who Are the Other ICE Fellows?
We’ve only just met, and they aren’t quite ready to unveil themselves: I’ll tell you about my fellow five arts ninjas soon. Our placements run at different times, but we’ll have regular Skype conferences to catch up, and to learn from each other.
What Has ICE Got In Store For Us?
We’ll each be working with a mentor, to help us think about how we can best evolve as creative leaders.
Come Fly With Me…
I’m lucky to have this opportunity – and I want to use it to take you with me. I don’t have room in my suitcase, but there is plenty of room here, on the interweb. You can help me, support me, question me and make me find things out for you, in order to help us all:
- Learn about new and developing arts and design projects.
- Get to grips with new ways of thinking.
- Learn from other business models.
- Meet some visionary artists.
- Discover the best bars and restaurants of my new home.
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When Are We Going?
While I will be based in the Cape, I intend to travel to meet with desingers based in other parts of the country, to learn about their challenges and opportunities.
You’re coming too, remember. Hope you’ve got some virtual suntan cream.