Creative collaboration

16 Nov 2010

Regular hours

08:30 – 17:00

Cost of entry


Central Saint Martins

London, United Kingdom


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  • Tube: King's Cross St Pancras

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Don't sit alone in a studio! Working together, whether collaboratively on a project or partnering up to form a company, helps you makes the most of your expertise and also shares the responsibility. Creatives will tell you about how they have effectively worked together which will give you some great ideas about how to work as part of a group, including defining roles and creating legal structures. Speakers: Ian Willingham - Director, CreativeCapital — Ian joined CreativeCapital in 2009. Previously Development Director at business innovation consultancy firsthand and head of D&AD's Student Awards, he's been fortunate enough to work with the world's leading creative agencies, brands and universities. Ian also works as a strategic consultant and visiting lecturer, and has designed and delivered training extensively throughout the UK and Eastern Europe. CreativeCapital is an Arts Council regularly funded organisation that supports London's emerging artists, designers and producers through its professional development, networking and advisory services. It provides: ”¢ individuals with the artistry to develop their creative practice or career ”¢ organisations with a platform to increase the reach of their services Theo Bridge and Barney Heywood - Co-Founders of HOUSE Theo is a Designer-Researcher with a background in Industrial Design who has worked with the likes of DesignersBlock, IDEO and the Design Against Crime Research Centre. He also ran the charity New Deal of the Mind; leading the pop-up project by locating disused space and transforming it into supported studios. Theo's work focuses on Design Methods, Social Innovation and the interactions between people and their environments. As a creative producer and designer, Barney produces theatrical and artistic projects that are bold, transformative, and entertaining. This encompasses a broad range of skills, from narrative development to set design, and filmmaking to promotional graphics. His background in Fine Art and Installation brings fresh insights, which allows the creation of environments where people come together to celebrate and experience the world and their place within it. HOUSE Collective is a multi-disciplinary collective that aims to foster an alternative environment that encourages young designers to empower themselves and dictate their own future. Alison Coward, Director, Bracket — / Alison has a background in providing support to creative freelancers and businesses through project management, providing business advice and teaching in Higher Education. She has worked in management positions for organisations such as Hidden Art, Contemporary Applied Arts and the Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts (ECCA). Bracket helps creative freelancers, businesses and organisations collaborate more effectively through the use of online tools, as well as bringing talented freelancers together to collaborate on commercial projects. James Brister, Industry Liaison Manager, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance ( James has worked with various facets of the music industry; record labels, managers, producers, recording studios and a variety of education providers in the music and media sector. As part of his role he is tasked with finding and helping to create opportunities for Institute students and alumni to build a career in the creative industries. He has sourced students/musicians for artists such as Marina and the Diamonds, The Noisettes, Tinie Tempah and numerous other projects attached to music. Working with unsigned, up and coming musicians and artists makes for a diverse role and exposure to innovative marketing, promotions and collaborative ideas and projects. In partnership with Bracket and Creative Capital Book now at

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