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PROCESS: Professional Development Programme 2023

Local Heroes open applications for PROCESS; a new professional development programme for independent designers based in Scotland.

Local Heroes have launched a new pilot programme for independent designers based in Scotland. PROCESS is a practical and research-based career development programme aimed at enhancing skills and increasing knowledge to maximise opportunities for design businesses.

Participating designers will be supported through the research and development of a new product or range with a focus on accessing new markets, increasing confidence and skills, critical thinking, PR and presentation, and sustainable production. The programme will include mentoring, studio-style crits, and input from international experts.

A research and development bursary of up to £1500 will be paid to each participant with the pilot programme running between August 2023 and August 2024.


Applications close Monday 24 July at 5pm.

Local Heroes is a curatorial studio that connects audiences with contemporary Scottish design and craft. They use unconventional and inventive sites and spaces to bring the work of designers and makers to a wider public. Their mission is to sustain and catalyse opportunities for designers and put design from Scotland on an international stage.

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