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The current crisis means that we are all having to think about how to do things differently to keep the business going. Unfortunately, not many of us will be fortunate enough to have all the skills we need in-house to achieve this. The XpoNorth Notice Board is an easy way to let others know what skills you are looking for, and will be a useful place to see what work might be available for creatives, so, whether you need a film maker, coding skills, experience of online sales or anything else, this is the place to post.

We will promote the board as widely as we can, but in order to keep this as up to date as possible, we are not 'recommending' or evaluating the skills levels of respondents, we will just do what we can to link people up.

If you have any questions or need some advice, just send a question by e-mail to Claire clairelyall@xponorth.co.uk and we will get back to you with a response as quickly as we can.

  • Still time to view Highland Threads, online exhibition

    Posted: Jul 01, 2021

    Online exhibition Highland Threads, showcases treasured costumes from fourteen museums across the Highlands of Scotland. The exhibition is available to view online until 31 Jul 2021.

  • Exhibition: Wild Impressions by Louise Worthy

    Posted: Jul 01, 2021

    A solo exhibition of new work including printmaking, dyed, printed and embroidered textiles by talented printmaker and designer/maker Louise Worthy.

    Louise Worthy is a printmaker and artist living in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. With a past career as a designer in the fashion industry, this exhibition of new works combines textiles, hand and machine stitch with her considerable print-making skills, and promises to be rather special.

    “I take inspiration from my surroundings in the Scottish Highlands with its abundance of wildlife and vast range of contrasting landscapes, from the moors and mountains, waterfalls and lochs to the turquoise waters and white sands of the beautiful beaches. I love experimenting and each finished piece is unique.” - Louise Worthy

    The Alchemist Gallery, Dingwall hopes to host some ‘meet the maker’ sessions during the exhibition, in line with any relevant guidelines.

    Book your ticket and see opening times here.

  • Get involved with Craft Week Scotland 2021

    Posted: Jul 01, 2021

    After a successful launch last year, Craft Week Scotland returns from Monday 25 – Sunday 31 October 2021.

    Makers, collectives, curators, craft destinations and organisations - get involved! From listing an Associated Event on the Craft Scotland website to sharing stories and works online via social media channels, there are many ways to take part this year. Craft Week Scotland is a nationwide celebration of Scottish contemporary craft. Created by Craft Scotland, it aims to highlight the vibrant craft sector and encourage Scotland to shop handmade and local during the vital Christmas selling period.

    Full information on how to get involved launching in July, sign-up for the Opportunities newsletter to be the first to know.

    If you have an idea for a Craft Week Scotland Associated Event and want to discuss it with the team, please email hello@craftscotland.org.

    Craft Week Scotland 2020 included over 40 Associated Events, from open studios and workshops, pop-up shops and panel talks, with features in key media titles including The Herald, Times Alba, Scottish Field and many regional titles. On Instagram and Twitter, makers shared their stories, work in progress, inspirations and more using the hashtag #CraftWeekScotland.

  • Craft Scotland webinar series – book your place

    Posted: Jul 01, 2021

    Radar is a new webinar series from Craft Scotland that highlights Scottish, UK & international craft-related initiatives, funding and opportunities.

    Book your place on the July webinars register now:

    - Hear from Clive Gillman (Director, Creative Industries at Creative Scotland) about Creative Scotland’s strategy refresh and funding review. There will be an opportunity for audience Q&A.

    3 - 4 pm, Wednesday 7 July 2021 : Book your free Zoom place.

    - Ahead of the next round of QEST Scholarships opening in early July. Join QEST Craft Scholars and Ambassadors Frances Priest (ceramic artist) and Gillian Stewart (bookbinder) as they discuss the role QEST has played in developing their creative practice. 12:30 - 1:30pm, Friday 9 July 2021 / Book your free Zoom place.

    Find out more about the sessions here.

  • Funding & Partnerships Assistant / Consultancy

    Posted: Apr 27, 2021

    Fixed Term 6-Months – Part Time 0.4FTE or as a fixed-fee freelance consultancy – flexible location
    Closes Mon 17th May


    This 6 month appointment will have a particular focus on delivering and opening Inverness Creative Academy, but will also provide administrative, communications and events support for the Funding and Partnerships Manager and the wider Wasps Projects Team. Duties include supporting our upcoming ‘Art Happens’ crowdfunding campaign, researching and preparing applications to Trusts and Foundations, and keeping our existing donors up to date. This post is offered either as an employed position or freelance fixed-fee consultancy. The role re-reports to Funding & Partnerships Manager.
    Full job advert and description here - https://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/latest/opportunities/job-opportunity-funding-partnerships-support/

  • Creative Offices Letting Coordinator

    Posted: Apr 27, 2021

    Fixed Term 9-Months – Full Time, based in either Perth or Inverness
    Closes Fri 21st May



    This role seeks a candidate with a strong sales background, ideally in commercial lettings. The remit will be exclusively to focus on the letting of our Creative Industry office spaces – Inverness will open later in the year with 24 spaces to fill, and Perth has been open for some time but heavily impacted by Covid with 12 spaces to fill. The role will involve market research and benchmarking, pro-actively managing and following up leads, some targeted speculative contacting, and acting as the main point of contact for CI enquirers up to the point of lease signing. The role reports to Head of Property, but will work closely with the Projects, Finance and Marketing teams to help us meet our business case objectives for both buildings.
    Full job advert and description here - https://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/latest/opportunities/job-opportunity-creative-office-lettings-coordinator/

  • Glass Studio Technician Vacancy

    Posted: Apr 07, 2021

    North Lands Creative are looking to appoint a studio technician to provide for the smooth and safe operation across campus, supporting all aspects of their extensive glass programme. Working closely with their community of accessed studio artists, instructors and students, you will be a pivotal member of the team.

    Closing date: 30th April 2021

    https://northlandscreative.co.uk/glass-studio-technician-vacancy/

  • Are You Experienced in Digital Content Production?

    Posted: Nov 13, 2020

    The MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust are looking for a Digital Content Producer (Freelance Position). We are looking for an individual who not only has excellent technical skills, but is creative and will work well in collaboration, listen closely and accurately grasp the tone of experiences we deliver at Dunollie. The content produced will appeal to our diverse audiences and centre around heritage, engagement, and learning. The Digital Content Producer will work alongside the Communications Manager to identify opportunities for content production for existing projects (Dec 20 - Feb 21). Short term contract until the end of March 2021. To see full project brief and how to apply, visit www.dunollie.org/jobs. Closing date for applications Friday 27th November at 5 pm.

  • Do You Enjoy Sharing Heritage Opportunities with Communities?

    Posted: Nov 13, 2020

    The MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust is recruiting for a Dunollie Links: Heritage Engagement Officer. This role provides an exciting opportunity for a person with experience in the heritage sector and community engagement to develop and progress the work of Dunollie through the community engagement programme - Dunollie Links. The post-holder will develop learning, volunteering and social inclusion opportunities using a creative approach to provide new ways to share experience and develop ideas; to cross intergenerational gaps and provide opportunities for participation using exploration of history and cultural heritage as a common focal point. To see a full job description for the role and how to apply, visit www.dunollie.org/jobs. Closing date for applications Friday 27th November at 5 pm.

  • Service availability

    Posted: Sep 23, 2020

    Qualified Photographer & Commercial SUsA/UAV [drone] Operating Pilot, experient in commercial, tertiary education, community & voluntary industries, championing good value & ethical institution. Please email your interests via the ‘Contact Us’ facility available via www.ColinCooperPhotography.com/ContactUs Increasingly unlicensed, unapproved SUsA (unofficially known as ‘drone’) operators are flying without insurance or due care & attention. Facilitating one of these operators as a photographer or videographer is dangerous, potentially illegal, & puts you, your project &/or others in unnecessary jeopardy. Enforced by law, all UK drone operators must be government registered, GDPR compliant & have a legally recognised qualification of competency, permission for commercialising aerial works & public liability insurance. Protect yourself & ask the operator if you are unsure, as like Colin Cooper Photography, any bonafide approved operator should be happy to show you ID with legally registered credentials. #ColinCooperPhotography images taken by a #LegalSafeAndInsured trained #DroneOperatingPilot, registered with UK Civil Aviation Authority & compliant with the law enforced #PermissionForCommercialOperation. ©2020 Colin Cooper Photography All rights Reserved. #YCW2020 #ClimateHeritage 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🦄

  • Are you a Production Team working with clients to produce high quality digital tours for Digital Distribution?

    Posted: Aug 03, 2020

    The MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust in Oban, Argyll is seeking a technical Production Team to work in collaboration with our team to produce an outstanding digital tour, around 30 minutes long which will bring the remarkable site of Dunollie Castle to life for audiences across the globe. Please contact info@dunollie.org for an application pack Deadline for submissions is 14/08/20 for filming in September.

  • Are you a Production Team working with clients to produce high quality digital tours for Digital Distribution?

    Posted: Aug 03, 2020

    The MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust in Oban, Argyll is seeking a technical Production Team to work in collaboration with our team to produce an outstanding digital tour, around 30 minutes long which will bring the remarkable site of Dunollie Castle to life for audiences across the globe. Please contact info@dunollie.org for an application pack Deadline for submissions is 14/08/20 for filming in September.

  • Are you a craftsperson or engineering company who works within within #mobileheritage, classic vehicle, historic ships, classic aviation or railways?

    Posted: Jul 13, 2020

    Dominic Taylor-Lane is looking for contacts of craftspeople and engineering companies who work within within #mobileheritage, classic vehicle, historic ships, classic aviation and railways. If you are one of those companies, craftsperson, specialist, machine shop, carpenter, foundry or anything thing else, or have a recommendation for someone you know, please drop Dominic details either of your business/skill set or theirs. email: associationofheritageengineers@gmail.com

  • Do you work in music or music-related sector in the Highlands & Islands? I'd love to hear from you

    Posted: Jun 24, 2020

    Posted by: smckerrell - Reader in Music and Society, Newcastle University

    Hello all, glad to be able to participate in XPo North this week. I am a researcher at Newcastle University doing a large project on music in rural areas. The key question of the research is how best to support sustainable musical micro-enterprises in the rural creative economy? I'd love to hear from you if you work in any form of music or music-related business in the Highlands and Islands. You can contact me via the socio app, or directly at simon.mckerrell@newcastle.ac.uk Looking forward to hearing more from everyone. There is a bit more detail on my website for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the research: https://simonmckerrell.com/research/music-in-the-rural-creative-economy-project/ all the best, Simon McKerrell.

  • Historical Fiction for Children/Heritage Organisations

    Posted: Jun 24, 2020

    Posted by: scattyscribbler - Writer, Cranachan Publishing

    I'd love to hear from any heritage organisation who would like imaginative content or author input to connect with young people. I spend a lot of time visiting schools and creating content with a creative writing/drama/storytelling focus. My four historical novels for children, all published by Cranachan, are: The Siege of Caerlaverock (medieval, out August 2020) Fir for Luck (Highland Clearances) Punch (Victorian adventure) Black Water (18th Century smuggling/Robert Burns) All based on real events.

  • Jobs round up

    Posted: Jun 12, 2020

    We have gathered a list of job opportunities available in Scotland which may be of interest to you. Check it out here..

    https://xponorth.co.uk/resourc...

  • Essence of Harris - Job Opportunity

    Posted: May 26, 2020

    "As we continue to grow our R&D, we’re excited to announce that an opportunity has arisen for a formulation scientist/cosmetic chemist with a strong background in the fragrance and cosmetics industry to work with our team here at Essence of Harris.The role can be on a consultant or full-time basis. If you’re interested, please send an email to jamie@essenceofharris.com for more details"

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