Founded in Dundee in 2009, Vanilla Ink
celebrates and supports emerging jewellers in an open and honest environment; breeding creativity, skill sharing and strengthening the sector across Scotland and beyond.
Vanilla Ink builds a community that engages with its surroundings in a transparent way, empowering and enriching the maker and their experiences.
Founder and director, Kate Pickering will discuss the ethos of Vanilla Ink and the importance of networks, creative communities and facilitation. Kate will be joined by some of her Vanilla Ink Alumni to discuss their own experiences of the programme.
Vanilla Ink will be taking a year out to reflect on its successes and the not so successful, develop strong partnerships and review the landscape for opening both a new Vanilla Ink in Glasgow and plan Vanilla Ink Dundee 2.0.
Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the McManus Café for a short talk followed by your chance to ask questions and discuss the topic.
Everyone is welcome. Free. Non-bookable. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. This event is likely to last one hour.
If you missed Gillian Easson’s inspiring and thought-provoking talk you can watch it here
Dundee is at a unique point in time, a city with a major transformation underway, it’s shape, size and scope present a number of opportunities for its citizens. Gillian Easson from Creative Dundee will look at some of the creative initiatives happening across Dundee and consider some projects happening around the world, which are helping shape cities of the future.
Creative Dundee amplifies and connects talent, through its online platform, events and partnerships. Founded in 2008, before the current developments were on the horizon, Creative Dundee has been involved in a number of grass-roots projects including We Dundee, the crowd sourcing campaign which saw almost 4,000 contribute their ideas to the future of the city.
That’s right – Dundee Arts Cafe is back. Your regular monthly conversation about the arts will return to the cafe at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday 2nd September 2014. A look at creativity in Dundee and the role it is playing in driving the regeneration of the city will launch the new series.
Gillian Easson (Creative Dundee) will look at how Dundee is a city with a major transformation under way and how its shape, size and scope present a number of opportunities for its citizens as well as comparing some of the creative initiatives happening across Dundee and consider some projects happening around the world, which are helping shape cities of the future.
This will be followed by a further eight talks that share creative and cultural ideas in a relaxed and inclusive environment.
The full programme of the 2014/15 Dundee Arts Cafe series will be available soon in printed and electronic form.