The scene was set in early 2018 when a good audience of almost 100 came to AK Bell Library Soutar Theatre to hear inspirational stories from successful local creatives. Elevator presented their vision for the Creative Accelerator and how their experience of running programmes in Aberdeen and Dundee would be critical.
After this inspirational start 57 applications were received to be in the first cohort, 30 attended a boot-camp selection day with the lucky 14 being invited to participate.
And what a 14 they were a great bunch that clicked straight away and brought great energy and vibrancy to the programme Showcase.
The group was a really exciting mix from across the creative industries and the community spirit and camaraderie was a joy to watch.
The group graduated in May with an exciting Showcase event and have gone on to develop their businesses, employing staff and moving to larger premises in some cases.
Then there was Cohort#2…