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#CEawards16: Morvern Cunningham winners interview

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Winner of our Independent Award, freelance arts producer Morvern Cunningham talks us through the importance of building your own dreams  > Read more

#CEawards16: Adam Castle winners interview

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Leadership Award winner Adam Castle talks us through his high points of 2016, along with his plans for the future  > Read more

#CEawards16: Scottish Poetry Library winners interview

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As 2016 draws to a close, the Creative Edinburgh Award winners look back over their year and share their plans for the future  > Read more

#CEawards16: Paula Caffrey winners interview

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As 2016 draws to a close, our Award winners look back on what winning meant, and talk us through their plans for the future  > Read more

Interview: Peter Holmes, Be Seated; and Ellie Clinch

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Creative Edinburgh members Peter and Ellie talk us through the highs and lows of collaboration, and why it can be so beneficial  > Read more

Interview: Rachel Arthur, boom saloon

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Rachel is founder and editor of boom saloon, a new publication aiming to democratise creativity for good  > Read more

When is your self-employed consultant actually an employee?

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Helping you navigate the muddy waters of self-employed consultancy vs. employment is Barry Nichol, partner at Anderson Strathern  > Read more

Interview: Peter Dibdin, freelance photographer

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Freelance photographer Peter Dibdin shares his experience of being a creative in Edinburgh  > Read more

Reactions on the EU referendum

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In the wake of "brexit" Creative Edinburgh wish to highlight the reactions of a selection of our peers and relevant cultural organisations  > Read more

Interview: Stuart Fallon, Talbot Rice Gallery

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Assistant Curator at The Talbot Rice, Stuart Fallon runs the TRG3 strand of the gallery which focusses on supporting young and early career artists  > Read more

Interview: Peggy Hughes, manager of Literary Dundee

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Manager of Literary Dundee, Peggy Hughes is the go-to for all bookworms. Here's how she got to where she is  > Read more

Interview: Nikki Simpson, PPA Scotland

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Nikki is the Business Manager of PPA Scotland, the membership network for magazine publishers  > Read more

Interview: Russell Henderson, Bitwink

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Growth Director at Bitwink, Russell is a champion of securing the best creative and engineering talent- check out his story now  > Read more

Funding and Finance

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We have compiled a selection of websites that offer guidance on funding and finance for your creative business.  > Read more

Business Support

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We've compiled a selection of websites local, national and international offering a variety of business support for freelancers, SMB's, social enterprises and more.  > Read more

Awards Interview: Heverlee comms, Fiona Hayes of Wire Media

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Fiona is communications Account Manager at Wire Media for Heverlee Belgian beer; Creative Edinburgh's drinks sponsor for the #CEdinawards15  > Read more

Toolkit: Culturecounts

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Are you ready to make the case for culture to your local politician or councillor? This toolkit provides advice on getting started.  > Read more

Interview: Rachel Hazell, Paper Artist

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Rachel Hazell is an Edinburgh based book and paper artist, or as she likes to describe it, a literary sculptor...  > Read more

Interview: Alex Humphry-Baker, CreativeMornings Edinburgh

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Alex is a product designer and host of the Edinburgh chapter of CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community.  > Read more

Interview: Roddy McRae, Retina The Scottish International Photography Festival

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Roddy has an extensive background working in the print and media industry and is currently Chairman of Retina, The Scottish International Photography Festival.  > Read more

Marketing personas: the complete beginner's guide

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Get started with the process of creating marketing personas for your business with this handy guide by Buffer Social.  > Read more

Submitting to a publisher: five golden rules

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Scottish Book Trust's five golden rules on submitting to a publisher.  > Read more

The life of a writer

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Scottish Book Trust share their six top tips on how to get your writing out there.  > Read more

How I write: building interesting scenes

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Author Helen Godfrey explains how to build a meaningful and engaging scene; resource available via Scottish Book Trust.  > Read more

The Careers Annual 2015

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A handy e-book by Scotcampus, using sector specific case studies to help you make informed career decisions.  > Read more

Engaging Events: a free book for #eventprofs

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Event Manager Blog bring you this essential reading on implementing a digital engagement programme at your events.  > Read more

Employing staff for the first time

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A resource located via Transmit Start-ups, providing tips on employing staff for the very first time.  > Read more

Interview: Ian Lambert, Edinburgh Napier University

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Ian Lambert is Head of Art, Design & Communication at Edinburgh Napier University.  > Read more

50 super-useful free content marketing tools

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Creative Boom have pulled together a selection of content marketing tools to help you run amazing campaigns with zero cash outlay.  > Read more

Interview: Eileen Budd, Redbird

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Eileen Budd manages Redbird's website, which involves researching and publishing information about latest exhibitions, speaking to artists and writing content.  > Read more

Time Tracking

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Time is valuable and this whitepaper created by Freeagent gives you some key insights in to what happens when you change your approach to tracking time.  > Read more

The Design Sprint

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A five-day process from Google Ventures to answer critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing products and projects.  > Read more

Self Assessment Guide and Checklist

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This whitepaper by FreeAgent is a step-by-step guide to a stress free self-assessment journey.  > Read more

Planning Your Online Presence

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Building your online brand is a vital part of establishing your business, this guide by Cultural Enterprise Office helps you to consider your professional website, social media, blog and more.  > Read more

Making it Big, Strategies for Scaling Social Innovations

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A report for social innovators from Nesta, discover how to go about scaling up your social innovation.  > Read more

How to be an Artist

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A selection of articles from Artquest; insights from top industry professionals ranging through sound art to installation, performance, book arts, public art and more.  > Read more

Digital Engagement in Culture Heritage and the Arts

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This guide aims to help you create a solid digital strategy for your arts organisation.  > Read more

Costing and Pricing Your Work

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This is one of the biggest questions that Freelancers ask when starting out; Cultural Enterprise Office have produced this guide to help you when pricing your work.  > Read more

Business & Strategic Planning

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A handy group of resources from SCVO on business planning.  > Read more

A-Z of Small Business Expenses

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A whitepaper created by FreeAgent, which is quite literally an A-Z of business costs and expenses you can claim for tax relief.  > Read more

A Survivors' Guide to Hyperlocal Media

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Produced by Kentishtowner from Nesta, this guide is for hyperlocal media startups and publishers to help make their service a success.  > Read more

A Guide to Making Applications and Proposals

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Produced by Cultural Enterprise Office, this handy snap-shot guide provides tips and advice on making applications for commissions, residencies and funding.  > Read more

Arts Volunteering

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Whether you are a cultural organisation looking for volunteers, or a volunteer looking for opportunities; Voluntary Arts Scotland can can help point you in the right direction.  > Read more

Interview: Lisa Edwards, Impact Arts

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Programme Manager at Impact Arts Edinburgh, Lisa Edwards is passionate about creativity, colour, pattern and people!  > Read more

Interview: Nils Westerlund of HowDo

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Nils background is in electronic music and web hacking, playing gigs and experimenting with audio interaction  > Read more

Interview: Jamie Coleman, Turing Festival '13

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Jamie is currently Managing Director and Founder of CodeBase, the largest tech incubator in the UK.  > Read more

Interview: Svetlana Kondakova, Black Cube Collective

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Svetlana is one of four heading up Black Cube Collective, providing new opportunities for artists in the early stages of their careers.  > Read more

Interview: Milo McLaughlin, Clear Minded Creative

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Milo is a self-employed copywriter and content strategist, working with clients nationally and internationally.  > Read more

Interview: Olaf Furniss, Born to be Wide

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Olaf has a background in translation and music journalism and is currently Co-director of Born to be Wide.  > Read more

Interview: David Mahoney, Behance Scotland

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David Mahoney is British freelance illustrator and Adobe Community Professional based in Edinburgh.  > Read more

Interview: Emily Millichip, Fashion Designer

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Emily Millichip is an Edinburgh based fashion designer specialising in vintage inspired and reproduction clothing.  > Read more

Interview: Jenni Douglas, Designer-Maker A Pair of Blue Eyes

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As a self-taught artist, Jenni heads up Printmaking & Design company A Pair of Blue Eyes.  > Read more

Interview: Erik Ravaglia, ErikRVA

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ErikRVA is a digital chef, animation soldier and creative minion.  > Read more

Interview: Andy Irvine, UX Designer FreeAgent

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Andy is a UX Designer at FreeAgent, prior to this has worked as Music Producer, Marketeer and Musician.  > Read more

Interview: Jakub Michalski, Future Positive

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Jakub is co-founder of online publication Future Positive and branching company Future Positive Studio, a creative and digital consultancy.  > Read more

Interview: Eric Campbell, Managing Director of White Light Media

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Eric has a background in editorial design starting out at The Scotsman; he has been at White Light Media for six years successfully launching Hot Rum Cow.  > Read more