ECA at the E Club: Artists as entrepreneurs

  • 6.30pm - 8pm

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

This is the second of two panel discussions that looks at artists as entrepreneurs. The panel is 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 a sense of purpose, artists should have all the skills to be a model entrepreneur. Come along and join the discussion.


  • Professor Chris Speed, Chair in Design Informatics, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Professor Candace Jones, Chair in Global Creative Enterprise, University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Dr Jessamy Kelly, Lecturer in Glass and a practising glass maker, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Katherine Snow, Artist In Residence and Co-founder The Sandbox Collective, Edinburgh College of Art