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Growing Global Networks

Growing Global Networks (GGN) has grown from CHARTS project, Placemakers: Microcluster Networks, developed in collaboration with Dr Michael Pierre Johnson, Creative Economy Innovation Leadership Fellow at the Innovation School at the Glasgow School of Art. 

To achieve this, the GGN programme will comprise Webinars, Mapping-Sessions and an open call to provide a small group of new micro-projects with funding to link CHARTS members working from Argyll and Bute with international partners.


Growing Global Networks will:


Programme insights will be developed into a series of case studies which:


All of these activities act as a process of research and scoping to inform, shape and underpin CHARTS’s developing strategy for sustained international working.

International and Islands Engagement MANAGER | DEIRDRE MACKENNA

Born and brought up in north Argyll, Deirdre is a culture-producer and mediator with over 20 years’ experience as a leader in the cultural sector, gained by devising and delivering programmes and partnerships in micro-local, regional and international contexts. Her passion is in reifying the intangible aspects of our lives such as long-term change in language, identity and sense of place.

Deirdre has led the curatorial programming for the University of Dundee, Stills (Scotland’s Centre for Photography) and Cultural Documents, teaches for the University of the Highlands and Islands and has been working on a project basis with CHARTS since 2018.




Growing Global Network is funded by Creative Scotland, with support from The Scottish Government, Argyll and Bute Council, and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.



Image: Map from Alberto Fortis,Travels into Dalmatia, 1778, Commissioned by the Earl of Bute

Growing Global Networks