Firms urged to explore benefits of link to arts

Stuart Patrick
Stuart Patrick: mutually beneficial (pic: Terry Murden)

An event hosted by Arts & Business Scotland will demonstrate the benefits of bringing together the worlds of creativity, culture and enterprise to help businesses innovate.

Presented in partnership with the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, it will introduce the Culture & Business Marketplace, a unique platform for forging connections between the arts and business sectors.

The event takes place at 5pm on on 19 January at Merchants House, Glasgow.

Eddie Sinnott, product director with Cirrus Logic, will share the benefits of building relationships with organisations such as the Edinburgh Science Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe.

Craig Cameron, director of leading acrylics manufacturer Midton Acrylics, will share insights from his company’s partnership with Glasgow School of Art. 

David Watt, CEO OF Arts and Business Scotland, said: “A thriving cultural sector is foundational to a thriving economy, yet there are far too few opportunities for creatives and businesses to come together.

“It is our hope that this event will highlight the many benefits the Culture & Business Marketplace, launching later this year, will bring and how it will serve to fill this void by providing a reciprocally beneficial platform for connection, collaboration and creative solutions.”

Stuart Patrick, chief executive at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, added:  “This new tool will connect the culture and business communities and provide a mutually beneficial forum for businesses to grow and work within Scotland’s exciting cultural and arts sector.”

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