Art in the sky

SKYPARK in Glasgow is continuing to strengthen its association with the world of art.

The Finnieston business park has established a curatorial fellowship with Glasgow School of Art, which aims to give early career opportunities to five local curators.

The first saw curator Rosie O’Grady work closely with two artists, Johanna Saunderson and Eleni Wittbrodt, to support their development of new work. The project, titled Strange Weather, placed a major emphasis on environmental values.

Ms O’Grady said: “It has been a pleasure to work with artists currently studying at Glasgow School of Art. Both artists have embedded their ideas in relation to the changing spaces at Skypark and have engaged with the environmental values of the project.”

Search is on

BUSINESS Women Scotland has embarked once more on its annual search for the country’s most inspiring female entrepreneurs.

Entries are now being sought for the fifth Business Women Scotland Awards, which will recognise success in a brand range of disciplines - from start-ups and sole traders to mentors and board members.

The deadline for entries is September 2, with the ceremony taking place at November 8 at 200 SVS in Glasgow. Poonam Gupta of PG Paper, who was named business woman of the year last time, said: “Awards like this, which acknowledge women entrepreneurs, also inspire others.”

Fellows fly

TWENTY entrepreneurs have reaped the benefit of year-long programme of funding, training, mentorship and academic support from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The Society’s Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellowship, funded by the Scottish Government, saw fellows selected last June receive a £25,000 to £50,000 maintenance grant plus £20,000 to work full-time on developing their ideas. So far the firms have employed over 50 people, appointed 37 new board members, secured over 2,700 customers, contracts and users, and negotiated 16 investment deals.