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Cultural networking event brings key support organisations to Highlands

22 October 2012

A networking event at Moray Arts Centre on Friday 2 November aims to bring together cultural organisations from across the Highlands and Islands to meet with Creative support organisations working across Scotland.

The HISEZ Cultural Networking lunch, organized in conjunction with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), is open to any creative Social Enterprise keen to hear from the extensive range of speakers.

Speakers include Senscot who will be sharing information about their Cultural Network, Ewen MacAulay from Intellectual Assets and Innovation, Katriona Holmes from Arts & Business Scotland and Karen Dick from Creative Scotland.

Each speaker will be talking about exciting initiatives available to cultural organisations as well as support available to them. There will also be the chance for one to one sessions which each speaker so that organisations can ask for some tailored advice.

In addition to the speakers, Hi-Arts will also be available for one to one sessions for everyone attending the event. Hi-Arts play a key role in development and support for the arts and heritage sectors across the Highlands and Islands.

Ann Marie Reid, Senior Social Cultural Enterprise Manager at HIE said: "HISEZ delivers a programme of network events on a range of topics on behalf of HIE. These events enable social enterprises and interested individuals to network, share ideas and experiences. We are delighted with the response to the Cultural Networking Lunch that is taking place in Moray next week, and trust it will generate stimulating discussion and debate amongst participating 'creative' social enterprises and individuals. We are also looking forward to welcoming guest speakers from Creative Scotland, Senscot, Arts and Business Scotland and HIE and believe it will be an interesting and informative day for all involved."

HISEZ has been delivering networking events across the Highlands and Islands for the last 3 years, addressing various issues and helping to bring people together to talk, share ideas and experiences. They are an informal way to find out more information and to network with like minded people.
To find out more about the Cultural Networking lunch or more HISEZ networking events visit

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