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Place Makers: Microcluster Networks - Webinar Showcase 3 September 2021

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On Friday 3 September 2021 we held the Place Makers: Microcluster Networks Webinar Showcase. Three creative ‘place making’ collaborations with local heritage, culture and community organisations provided case studies on their projects which aimed to help their areas survive and thrive.

On this page you can view videos of the presentations, event slides and the project report.





Eco Creatives Cluster, will present on establishing a creative community network around a community dye garden set up on the grounds of the The Rockfield Centre, a newly refurbished culture and heritage venue based in Oban. The main objectives for this microcluster were to create a new network of volunteers and practitioners, create the dye garden with their help and develop a programme of activities to share knowledge on natural dyes and techniques for using them. 

Find out more about eco creatives cluster

Take Flight, is an arts programme on the Isle of Jura, presented by SO:AR artist collective, sharing practices, collaborations, creative engagement and a film festival across several artforms to introduce ongoing arts experiences and participation for community and visitors on Jura, linking with other island communities.

Find out more about Take Flight

Dunoon Goes Pop, will present on how they built on The People of Place: Shop Keepers of Dunoon project by developing drink products, associated maps, marketing material and an exhibition on Dunoon High St from local heritage narratives and archive material to create new experiences relating to the town’s cultural history.

Find out more about Dunoon Goes Pop

These projects form the final phase of the CHARTS Microcluster Networks project in partnership with the Innovation School at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), funded through Creative Scotland’s Create: Networks programme. Dr Michael Pierre Johnson of GSA will present an overview of the approach taken since March 2020 for creative practitioners, enterprises, venues and organisations across Argyll and Bute to receive bespoke development support through one-to-one mapping sessions and a programme of network-building webinars and workshops.

Find out more about Microcluster Networks