Creative Dyslexic Network

We’re getting very excited about a new partnership with Dyslexia Scotland — Creative Dyslexic Network.

This event (details below) is being held for Dyslexic creatives who need support forwarding their creative futures and/or generic job searches.

As creatives, we all know that sometimes identifying our skills, other than being able make art, can be challenging. We’re very aware of what we can do in the studio, the workshop and gallery spaces, but how does this relate to the world of employment? And add dyslexia into the mix then some clear and structured support with tools and strategies to make this easier is essential.

So read more below about the workshop and we hope to see some of you there. If you’re reading this an are not dyslexic but feel this kind of workshop would be of benefit to you, please contact us as we do have plans to develop other workshops in the near future.

We’ve worked hard last summer to create a range of 15 videos that explore the transferable and employability skills that you adopt in a creative practice. Take a look at our Youtube playlist ‘Employability bites’ here.

(This partnership follows a blog post that we were invited to write back in 2017 about Dyslexia and applying for art school/college. The general notion of the blog post is how much organisation, planning, deadline meeting there is with art college applications these days.)

“Dyslexia Scotland is hosting a special event for artists and creatives around developing their employability opportunities and connections in Creative Industries and related roles.

In recent months we’ve had a surge in referrals to our employment service from arts graduates and people who want to work in the creative sector but are struggling to get any kind of paid work, struggling with funding applications to support their creative discipline and generally feeling isolated. As a result, we want to bring to together dyslexic adults with an interest in the creative sector, to provide a chance to develop your networks and discover support, resources and strategies to help you in your life, work and creative practice.

This event aims to help you

  • build positive professional and personal networks
  • learn or discover something new to help you in your career
  • feel inspired, motivated and optimistic about your career
  • meet other dyslexic creatives with shared interests and challenges

The day is organised by Dyslexia Scotland with special guests Portfolio Oomph and others to be confirmed. The event will include practical activities, talks and guidance on applying for jobs, tips and strategies for funding applications, useful organisations and resources, meeting other dyslexic creatives, sharing ideas for developing your creative practice with dyslexia and exploring potential collaborations with others.”

The event is on Wednesday 21st March, 10am — 3pm, Stirling. It’s free to attend, but you will need to book a place. Lunch is provided.

There are only 20 places, so please get in touch as soon as possible if you’d like to attend.

If you’d like to know more about the event, or want to book a place, please contact katie@dyslexiascotland.org.uk 01786 435128


Originally published at Portfolio OOMPH.