Members of the Wasps team were excited to meet with the selected mentors and mentees that are taking part in the Granton Graduate Accelerator Programme this week at our brand new creative industries location.

The Graduate Accelerator programme which will provide an exciting opportunity for ten graduates as they nurture and develop their skills, creativity, and knowledge. Each participant will be matched with a mentor who is an experienced leader in their field and will benefit from 24 hours of mentoring across 12 months. In addition to this, they will have access to Wasps national network of creative tenants and featuring group sessions, goal setting and skill specific workshops. They will be provided with the support, mentorship, and confidence to develop their creative practice. They will also receive 12-months of co-work membership for Granton Station, giving them access to a flexible workspace, meeting rooms, exhibition and gallery space and a staffed reception.

The Graduate Accelerator programme will provide supported opportunities for emerging creatives in their first three years after graduation. Our ambition for the Graduate Accelerator programme is to promote innovation, creativity, and skills development by creating a pathway from education to establishing a creative business or practice.

The Granton Accelerator programme commenced on Monday 30th October, with all mentors and mentees/graduates convening at Granton Station for an evening, to learn more about the programme, get to know the other participants and begin some goal setting work that will guide their mentoring process over the next 12 months.

This hybrid program, delivered with the support of Creative Scotland is aimed at supporting professional development in creative practices, encouraging the use of Wasps Studios’ new Creative Hub at Granton Station; supporting the coming together of an exciting group of Scotland-based artists to engage with each other and with local community here in Granton and North Edinburgh.

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