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19 AUGUST 2014

Animated Women UK: positively supporting, representing, celebrating and encouraging women in the UK animation and visual effects (VFX) industries

"We want women from all backgrounds of the industry and at every stage in their career to fulfil their potential and realise their dreams. We value openness, honesty and a positive approach towards collaborating with women and mean across the UK to achieve our mission.

Our vision is to see a change in the UK's animation and VFX industries. We want to support a network of women who can help each other achieve success at every stage of the animation or VFX pipeline. This change will be visible when we see results such as: better female characters on screen, an increase in women–led start–ups and an increase in women winning awards in technical areas."

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2013 • Animated Women UK • animation and VFX • animation industrycreative industriescreative networksdesign professionalsdesign showcase • female animators • female characters • Lindsay Watson • London International Animation Festival • mentoring • Mind Candy • MPC (Moving Picture Company) • network of women • networking events • professional networking • professional supportrecognition of womenUKUK animationVFX industriesvisual effects designvisual effects industrywomen designerswomen in animationwomen in designwomen in film • Women in Film and TV • women in technical areas • women in technologywomen in the film industry • women in visual effects • women winning awards • women-led start-ups • workshop for women

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
19 NOVEMBER 2012

Sky Arts Futures Fund: competitive arts funding to make it happen

Applications open on 25th September and close on 19th December 2012.

"Sky Arts also seeks to connect with culture on the ground, supporting and investing in the arts from leading organisations to emerging artists in the UK and Ireland through the Sky Arts Ignition Series. The Futures Fund is part of the Sky Arts Ignition Series and offers five artists each year £30,000 plus mentoring to help you develop your creative practice. ...

Whether you want to direct a piece of theatre, choreograph a new dance piece, write a play, record an album, create a sculpture, a live art performance or produce, Sky Arts will give you the time and money to make it happen.They'll also pair you with a mentor from Sky and the arts to help you develop your networks, skills and knowledge in the arts and the commercial sector.

We invite you to submit an application in one of five categories; Theatre, Writing and Performance; Music; Visual Art; Dance; Creative Producer."

(IdeasTap Ltd. UK)

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2012 • artistic ambitions • artsarts funding • arts investment • arts organisations • arts sector • Benedict Cumberbatch • BSkyBchoreographycommercial sectorcreative networkscreative practice • creative producer • creative talentdance • Darcey Bussell • emerging artists • funding ideas • Futures Fund (Sky) • IdeasTap • knowledge and skills • live art performance • make it happen • mentoring • music funding • Nigel Kennedy • nurture and support • off-screen • on-screen • playwriting • record an album • Republic of Ireland • Sky Arts • Sky Arts Ignition • Sky Arts Ignition Series • the artstheatre • time and money • Tracey EminUKvisual arts • writing and performance

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
13 APRIL 2012

Chartered Society of Designers: professional design accreditation

"The CSD library pages contain reports, links and resources that can be accessed to provide those practicing, using and studying design with insights and knowledge of the design sector and its inter–relationship with commerce and society."

(Chartered Society of Designers, UK)

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1930 • agency listing • Britain • British designers • career developmentcertification • chartered designer • Chartered Society of Designerscode of conduct • commerce and society • creative economycreative networksCSD • current vacancies • design alliances • design associationdesign business • design competitions • design disciplinesdesign events • design fellowships • design office • design practicedesign professiondesign professionals • design professions • design sector • design sub-disciplines • designer • disciplinary reach • graphic designgraphic designerintellectual property • international design alliances • links and resources • membership • national design alliances • online resource • practicing designer • product designprofessionprofessional association for designprofessional bodyprofessional certificationprofessional designers • professional initiatives • professional practiceprofessions • Society of Industrial Artists • studentship • studio practicestudying designUKvertical discourseworking practicesworking practices of designers

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
19 JUNE 2011

Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology

"The first book in this series, Fish, Horses and Other Animals: Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology was designed to deal with issues concerning creative networks – how to understand them, work with them, mutually develop them and grow your creativity and business within them. We thought this was a good place to start because many creative industry practitioners already live and work within creative networks, and instinctively know how vital they can be in all sorts of ways. We ended Fish, Horses and Other Animals, on the theme of Soul Food."

(Kim Errington, Neil Maycroft and Jim Shorthose)

1). Jim Shorthose. (2007) "Fish, Horses and Other Animals: Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology"

2). Kim Errington, Neil Maycroft and Jim Shorthose. (2008). "Soul Food and Music Contents".

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CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
27 MAY 2011

Nottingham Creative Network: providing professional and business support for Nottingham's creative industries since 2006

"Nottingham Creative Network launched in October 2006 and is a project designed to provide smart–targeted professional and business support for Nottingham's creative industries. ...

Our 6 themes are as follows:

––Selling Your Soul?–What are the tensions between pursuing your creative inspiration and making compromises to make your business work? Are there any? If so, how do you negotiate them?

––How to Make Friends and Influence People–The importance of networks and network development. How do you get good at networking and why?

––Who Do I Get Into Bed With–Having recognised the value of networks and collaborations for creative business, how do you use these relationship to their best advantage?

––Don't Get Ripped Off–What do you need to know and do protect yourself and get paid properly?

––More Than Just Beer Money?–What are the opportunities, issues and added pressures associated with going from creative business as a 'lifestyle' choice, to growing your business into something bigger?

––Soul Food–How do you 'refresh' the creativity bit of your business to prevent stagnation?

Nottingham Creative Network aims to address all these issues in a way that connects tangible advice for business growth and development with discussions of these issues that are relevant for the specific of the creative industries. We realise that sometimes the creative industries operate in quite distinctive ways. We come from the creative industries ourselves. We will be holding regular expert seminars and workshops, offering 1–to–1 surgeries and responding to the needs of the creative community in other flexible ways when opportunities arise."

(Nottingham Creative Network)

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2006 • Broadway Cinema and Media Centre • businessbusiness advice • business dating agency • business developmentbusiness growth • business link • business relationships • business support • business workshops • career stagnation • city councilcollaborationcreative business • creative collaborations • creative communitycreative industriescreative inspirationcreative networkscreative people • creative scouts • creativityenterprise • enterprise surgeries • expert seminars • expert workshops • freelancegetting connectedgovernment agencies • growing your business • guest speakers • industry contacts • innovationinnovation seminarslocal creative producers • making business connections • making your business work • NCNnetworkingnetworking events • networks and collaborations for creative business • networks and network development • NottinghamNottingham Creative NetworkNottingham Trent Universityprofessional supportprojectregional developmentSchool of Art and Design • School of Arts and Humanities and the Business • SMEsole trader • structured discussion • support agencies

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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