The SMART project


The SMART project – providing inspiration for innovative final year dissertations and projects:SMART project invite – for students
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE), in collaboration with three Innovation Centres (Digital Health and Care Institute, CENSIS and The Datalab), is running a series of pilot events aimed at students looking for an innovative topic for their final year (undergraduate) project or dissertation that will help them stand out from the crowd. The events will also be suitable for anyone planning to undertake a Masters degree who is looking for a topic for a postgraduate thesis. We want your project to have a life beyond graduation, and we’re going to help make that happen! The theme for the SMART project is ‘Innovation and the Home’ and will give you an opportunity to respond to changes to innovate around areas like smart care in the home, living well, community wellbeing and many more. Innovations could be technical, social or commercial, depending on your own interests and areas of study.
By participating in the SMART Project, you will have the opportunity to tackle real world challenges and make a difference while still working towards your degree.
The Innovation Centres will provide valuable insights into these areas and the potential opportunities for innovation, SIE will work closely with you to develop an outline for a potential final year project or dissertation topic. A big part of the project is ensuring that you are given the opportunity to explore the enterprise potential of your topic, and SIE advisors will be available to provide you with any ongoing support you need.

To register for your local event, please follow the eventbrite link below:
Glasgow (Glasgow School of Art) – 28 March

Edinburgh (CivTech at Codebase) – 29 March

Dundee (Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee) – 30 March
Each event runs from 10am – 1pm.

The events are FREE but please note that places are strictly limited and we would encourage you to register ASAP. Once you are registered, a team member from SIE will be in touch with additional details.

Further Information
About the Innovation Centres
Backed by the Scottish Government with funding from the Scottish Funding Council and with support from Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Innovation Centre programme was first launched back in 2012. Since then, £120m (2013-18) has been invested in eight Innovation Centres across a range of key sectors.
The three Innovation Centres involved in this pilot are:
Digital Heath and Care Institute (DHI) helps address modern health and care challenges through the development of new ideas for cutting-edge digital health technology and information services. They find smarter, more effective ways of managing and delivering health and care services and the advances in technology present huge opportunities to build more effective, fit-for-purpose, patient-centred health and care services.
CENSIS (Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems) is a centre of excellence for Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) technologies. CENSIS enables leading industry innovators and world-class university researchers to collaborate at the forefront of market-focused SIS innovation, developing products and services for global markets.
The Data Lab enables industry, the public sector and world-class academics to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. The Data Labs core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data for Scotland. Big data represents a huge growth opportunity with 90% of all the data in the world created in the past two years. Companies that use ‘big data’ are five times as likely to make decisions faster than market peers; and organisations using advanced data are twice as likely to be sector leaders.
About The Scottish Institute for Enterprise
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) creates opportunities for students to be innovative. SIE works nationally to promote and support enterprise and entrepreneurship in Scotland’s students.
We work with local institutions to champion enterprise education and help their students start new innovative businesses and social enterprises. SIE provides free one-to-one advice, enterprise workshops and national competitions.

It’s All Allowed

It’s All Allowed


How the archives of artist Adrian Howells reveal the practical management of his professional practice

Scottish Theatre Archive, University of Glasgow Library Special Collections, Adrienne’s dirty laundry experience, reference STA AHC 1/4/6/1

It’s All Allowed is the acknowledged ‘catchphrase’ of artist, the late Adrian Howells. His extraordinary portfolio details his work as a pioneering live artist, a theatrical performer and leader in the field of intimate one-to-one performances – such as Foot-Washing for the Sole (2008) and Salon Adrienne (2006) – as his alter ego, Adrienne. This is catalogued in the Archives and Special Collections of Glasgow University. The archive offers a unique insight into how the artist managed his creative career in practical terms and is a tangible and fascinating narrative of his professional practice, from its start after graduation in 1984, until 2014.

Peter Morphew, Cataloguing Archivist of the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Glasgow, presents aspects of the collection to illustrate how Howells managed his practice and earned his living from his creativity.

You are invited to learn how he did this and how he made his art his life and work.

WhenWeds 22nd March 2017 

Time: 5.30pm

Where: Barnes Lecture Theatre, Barnes Building, 9 – 11 West Graham Street G4 9LE

Tickets: to attend this free event register on Eventbrite:

(If you are attending from outside of GSA, please contact Libby Anson ( for details of how to gain access to the event).


Creative Graduate wanted for a Temporary Job Vacancy with LANFINE Limited. (Darvel Ayrshire)

Lanfine Limited is a Home Furnishings supplier working in the retail and contract markets. It is one of the fastest growing companies in its field, supplying high street retailers and brands with a quality product and supply chain services.

Temporary Six Months Position

The successful candidate will work in the product team and be expected to be able to apply themselves to varying tasks within the busy department, supporting other team members in their roles. Creative and with an excellent understanding of design and production, you will be motivated with confident communication skills (both written and verbal) and happy talking to both customers and overseas suppliers.

Experience in following areas would be advantageous –

  • Fabric colour management
  • Print screen development (Abode Photoshop experience).
  • Strong IT skills particularly excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Assist in the creation of product specifications.
  • Be able to assist our Technologists with sample inspection.
  • Understanding of critical path management.

This is an excellent opportunity for creative graduate to gain experience in a busy home furnishing company and would suit a creative graduate who is interested in developing knowledge and experience within a commercial environment.  Start date will potentially be in early April 2017 for a period of six months.

Salary: Competitive


Send your CV and covering letter to Moira Herbert email;

Deadline: 28th February 2017



Artist’s Bursary Award 2017


Each year, as part of our commitment to encourage promising new artists, the Pittenweem Arts Festival awards an artist’s bursary. The successful applicant will benefit from a bursary package of £1000, which includes an exhibition venue, and covers accommodation for ten days and expenses. Established in 1982, the Pittenweem Arts Festival is a major visual arts event. Based in an historic fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife, the festival attracts over 25,000 visitors every August. It provides the ideal platform for artists to promote their work to both the public and international art professionals.

We are delighted to accept applications from:

• Final year degree students from any Scottish School of Art

• Graduates within the last five years from any Scottish School of Art

The Bursary Award winner will be selected and notified by the end of March. Please read carefully the conditions of acceptance on the application form.

The deadline for applications is March 15th 2017.

For full details of the bursary and how to apply:

Axis Animation Production Recruitment Open Day

Axis Animation Production Recruitment Open Day

Axis Animation, have announced an exciting opportunity for local production talent to participate in a Production Recruitment Open Day on Saturday 18th February 2017 and would welcome the opportunity to meet with local Producers, Production Managers, Coordinators, and Production Assistants who are looking for a new challenge in a leading Scottish animation studio.

Axis also welcome participants from outside the media industry who are looking for an avenue into it.

● Do you like to take responsibility for ensuring the problem is solved?
● Are you able to anticipate a problem and either prevent it or limit the damage?
● Can you see past the noise?
● Are you able to delegate responsibility effectively?
● Do you respond pro-actively to stress?

If the answer is Yes, Axis want to hear from you.
There are two slots available 10.00 – 13.30 and 14.00 – 17.30 and will consist of both
individual and group activities in our Glasgow studio.

Spaces are limited so send your CV and cover letter over to for further information and to secure your place.

Closing date for entry is Friday 10th February.


Artist Residency @Kelvin Hall


Kelvin Hall is looking for an artist working with moving image/film or a documentary maker to work with the Kelvin Hall heritage partnership staff team.  The successful artist will use their practice to create several shorts which would offer building Sports users the opportunity to learn about the collections held in storage within Kelvin Hall.

A building tour and overview session, which would explain what we are looking for prior to application, will be held at Kelvin Hall on Friday 2 December 2016 between 2 – 3.30pm.  It is not compulsory to attend this session.  Applications would be expected by Friday 9 December 2016.

Glasgow Life is committed to ensuring that all sections of the community, regardless of protected characteristic, can have fair and equal access to the range of services and employment opportunities provided by the company.  Applications are therefore actively encouraged from all diverse backgrounds.

Submission requirements

Submissions should be sent in electronic format to Jade Graham (

Submissions should include:

  • A written statement (not exceeding 2 pages A4) that includes:
    • An introduction to your working practice
    • What you hope to achieve through your residency
    • How the residency will enhance your creative practice
    • Weblinks to examples of previous work
  • An up to date CV
  • The overall budget for the project is £5,000.  A budget proposal would be required which would indicate:
    • Artist fee and total number of working days proposed
    • A breakdown of production/materials costs
    • Any additional expenses

Your submission will be evaluated on the strength of your written statement, the relevance and quality of previous work and performance at interview. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel drawn from Kelvin Hall representatives who will also make up the interview panel.