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SHIFT Application

There are 30 places reserved for participants from each of the core SHIFT partner institutions (GSA, QMU and RCS). There are up to 5 places reserved for participants from each of the other participating institutions in Scotland.

As the number of places on SHIFT are limited, we are looking for applicants who make the strongest case for attending.

  • Tell us what you want to take away from SHIFT and the difference that you hope it will make for you at this point in your career development.
  • Tell us about your goals and what would help you to take your next steps
  • Summarise your current interests or ambitions.
  • Tell us about a business/project/collaboration idea that you hope to explore throughout the week.

2024 SHIFT Application

  • Please complete every question. By completing this application you confirm that the information provided will be stored by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. For more information on our privacy policy: www.rcs.ac.uk/policy/privacy/ 
  • It is very important that you complete this question. We recommend that you draft your response in a document first to enable you to edit and put forth the best possible answer.

    Your response to this question is the primary information that will be used to determine your suitability for the programme.

    In this section you could: summarise your current interests or ambitions; how you feel the SHIFT will help progress your practice and achieve your aims; how you hope to use SHIFT to launch your career or practice in the arts; tell us about a business/project/collaboration idea that you hope to explore throughout the week.

    We recommend you use no less than 150 words in this section and no more than 300 words.

  • Click all that apply
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    Managing and costing your time
    Networking
    Soft skills (e.g. confidence, public speaking, managing fear and anxiety)
    Marketing and sales
    Money management
    Action planning
    Collaborating
    Fundraising
    Self-awareness (e.g. values, strengths, goals)
    Setting-up your company
    Business modelling
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

SHIFT is a partnership between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Glasgow School of Art and Queen Margaret University.

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