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INDIEPRENEUR...08-09

20th October 2008

HIE currently has two contracts available for new, recent or forthcoming business starts in the Creative Industries. The contracts are seeking people to work on the delivery of a range of Creative Industries events, one with an emphasis on music and the other with an emphasis on screen and broadcasting. The contracts will run from Nov 2008 until the end of Nov 2009. Final value of contracts will be defined by availability of applicants.

Successful bidders will:
- Work on the delivery of a range of events including goNORTH 2009
- Act as a scout for new creative talent
- Work on promotion of the creative industries in the Highlands and Islands

As well as the value of the contracts, the two new businesses will have access to a range of key industry figures, locally, nationally and internationally, who will be in position to potentially help the business develop, as well as provide advice and mentoring.

There are no age restrictions and as long as the business is involved in some aspect of creative industries in the Highlands and Islands, it would be appropriate for consideration.

Applicants will apply by submitting a copy of their business plan and indication of availability, which should be e-mailed to Gillian MacGregor (gillian.macgregor[AT]hient.co.uk) by 31st October 2008. A decision as to the 'winning' entries will be made by a panel in the week beginning 3rd November 2008.

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