Event: Starting and growing a Social Enterprise: The Remake Story
Fiona Gilbert, the founder and Development Manager of Remake Scotland, will share her story of how Remake started from humble beginnings and grew into the self-sufficient and sustainable organisation it is today.
|Thu 7 Sep 2017
The Remake Story
If you are thinking of starting or growing a social enterprise, then this peer learning session is for you.
Fiona Gilbert, the founder and Development Manager of Remake Scotland, will share her story of how Remake started from humble beginnings and what strategies the staff and Trustees used to grow it into the self-sufficient and sustainable organisation it is today.
She will also answer your specific questions and offer tips and advice that will get you going in the right direction. This event will be limited to a small group, so early booking is essential.
As the eldest daughter of a furniture designer & maker, Fiona grew up in Balbirnie Craft Centre and studied History of Art at Glasgow University. After many years travelling and working abroad, she completed a Design & Applied Arts degree with 1st class honours in glass at Edinburgh College of Art. She has worked as an assistant to glassblower Graham Muir and exhibited at Pittenweem Arts Festival, Cupar Arts Festival and Perth Museum & Art Gallery as well as abroad.
Remake began in April 2011 when Fiona and her husband, Danny Gilbert, a teacher started creative adventure weeks for children during the school holidays featuring hands-on craft and construction workshops. They provided workshops on reconditioning and upcycling every day and discarded objects at different locations including Comrie Croft and Ardvreck School.
Remake Scotland is a creative recycle, re-use and education charity based in Crieff and set up to benefit children & young adults but also providing services for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Our mission is to divert clean, safe, reusable materials away from landfill into creativity, and to encourage and inspire others to reuse existing materials in their creative activities.
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