Gillian Easson


I'm all about creating connections between people and innovative opportunities, working collectively and figuring out what's next. My passion is exploring, and occasionally I blog here about projects, inspirations and adventures.

Collective Growth: Mass

Post originally featured on Creative Dundee.  ‘What assets does your company have?’ As someone who runs a small creative


Mass Assembly: collectives

A one day forum exploring the future of collective working for creatives and the places they are based. Creative Dundee is producing this event in partnership with Creative Edinburgh.


Porto’s creative support and scene

Last year Dundee was selected as one of 70 European case studies highlighting how the city was developing its creative sector. Dundee was also one of only 15 cities to have a European delegation visit to study the city’s support and scene, all supported by Culture for Cities and Regions, a European project exploring, connecting and


Skopje Creative Hubs

In December 2015, I was an invited to speak and co-facilitate a workshop in Macedonia at the Skopje Creative


Creative HubKit

The Creative HubKit is a free toolkit for people looking to set up a hub, cluster or network. It is made up of best practice examples, helpful experiences and tried and tested approaches from some of the most successful hubs in the UK and Europe. 

Practical Support


I’ve always been fascinated by self-organised structures, design in nature and increasingly how dynamic and distributed network structures operate


Pecha Kucha Pow Wow

Visited Tokyo in March 2015 to take part in the Pecha Kucha Pow Wow for city organisers. It


European Creative Hubs Forum

Invited facilitator/speaker at European Creative Hubs Forum in Lisbon, January 2015. 


Creative City Networks Review

Earlier this year, Creative Scotland commissioned EKOS to study the impact of three creative city networks, Creative Dundee,


Creative Dundee

Co-founding Director of Creative Dundee which connects and amplifies the city’s creativity, enabling creative talent to base, grow and sustain their practice in and around the city. 


Digital democracy + design tools

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at Near Now’s Know How programme. Know How is a


The Rijks has it digitally right

I joined a newly reformed Cultural Innovators Group meeting in Amsterdam this July, as an opportunity to meet a