ECA at the E Club - Artists as entrepreneurs

  • 18:30 - 20:00

  • University of Edinburgh Business School, Auditorium
    29 Buccleuch Place
    EH8 9JS

Edinburgh College of Art is pleased to partner with The E Club (The University of Edinburgh's entrepreneurship club) to bring you a panel discussion that looks at artists as entrepreneurs. The panel will be made up of graduates from Edinburgh College of Art who have created their own ventures, as well as academics and practitioners in the creative space. The graduates will provide a narrative around how they set up their own venture and how the university helped in this process, followed by a Q&A from the audience.

The core artistic trait of creativity - to find creative solutions and overcome challenges – is also core to the entrepreneurial mindset. Combined with the other artistic traits of intuition, thinking outside of the box, risk taking and sense of purpose, artists should have all the skills to be a model entrepreneur! Come along and join the discussion.


? Pierre Forissier, Founder, Biomorphis architectural practise

? Lilian Lee, Architectural Design and MBA alumna, Founder of Fourth World Art.

? Professor Chris Speed, Chair in Design Informatics, Edinburgh College of Art

? Other panellists to follow

The event will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

The E Club

The E Club is a consortium of students, alumni, researchers, faculty and staff from across the University, and colleagues from the wider community who share a common goal of fostering the entrepreneurial spirit.

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