Author: Rebecca Thompson

1st Oct Free Wood-cutting and Pigment Workshops This Monday

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somewhereto_ has teamed up with WoodWorks to provide workshops for 16-25 year olds in the Fife area, giving participants the chance to learn about woodland culture, engage in craft skills and turn creative ideas into practical skills. Participants can expect a day of woodland-based workshops focused on exploring the journey of raw material to product, where they will get the chance to immerse in and reconnect with the natural world, establish their own woods-based skills, and realise their potential by adding value to Scotland’s woodland resources.

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23rd Sep HIE Toolkit and Webinar Published – Apply Now to Take Part!

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We’re working with Highlands and Islands Enterprise to support community groups in the region who want to use crowdfunding to fund their projects as part of their awesome Crowdfunding Pilot. It’s been a pretty brilliant journey so far that’s seen us helping save endangered trees on Arran and sponsoring saplings at Tighnabruaich, and meeting some amazing community groups along the way. We’ve also had the chance to give talks on crowdfunding and alternative finance at events in Skye, Fort William and Stornaway, and through a virtually-packed-out webinar, and we have also written a pretty useful toolkit on crowdfunding for communities. And it’s not over yet!

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14th Jun Will MoneyConf be the World’s Best Fintech Conference?

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We’re heading to Belfast tomorrow to take part in MoneyConf – two days of exploration around the rising culture of alternative tech finance. Haven’t heard of MoneyConf? It it’s anything like its godfather conference Web Summit then you will soon. Web Summit, which wowed us last year in Dublin, grew from 400 to 20,000 attendees in just four years. Its secret is a scientific approach to growth – and a genuine ambition to create excellent, useful conferences worth travelling to.

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10th Jun WoodWorks Project Manager Wanted in Fife

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WoodWorks is a new initiative to inspire, train and develop young people between 16 and 25 to enable them to create a living from the woods. The first course will begin with a week of  immersion on 19th July 2015 involving up to 20 young people, followed by a package of mentoring and support to help the participants set up their own woods-based enterprises. We’re now seeking workshop leaders as well as a talented Project Manager to bring this project to life.

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28th May Social Screen Is Now ‘A Thing’

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We’ve been working in digital audience development, crowdfunding and distribution for film for years now, with a strand of Hot Tap called ‘Social Screen‘. During that time, we’ve come to feel the pain of indie film producers as we help them carve out their profile and grow their audience on social media, Indiegogo, WordPress and distribution platforms. We do our best for our film-making pals, but have found that a key platform that could really help indie film producers doesn’t exist. So we decided to make it ourselves.

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