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Make It Happen is a series of events, workshops, and seminars, set up to help you get your ideas, projects, companies, and collaborations off the ground and into the world.

This year, in response to the limitations on public gathering, Make It Happen events will all take place virtually on Zoom and while we normally run a jam-packed month of events in November, we will now be running a regular monthly event. Make It Happen will support students, and alumni, develop professional skills, access funding, set up their career as a freelancer or launch a creative project or business.

Click here to see the programme of events for Make It Happen 2020-21.

Make It Happen Fund is a micro-funding initiative recently launched by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Its purpose is to give our most recent graduates access to a competitive pot of seed funding to support their career goals and ambitions.

The fund aims to create access to a source of funding that will support our graduates early stage career development, in a range of areas such as: training, networking, testing ideas, starting up companies, staging pop-up events and forming new collaborations. You can read about the 2019 – 2020 Make It Happen Fund Awardees here.

Recognising that the RCS Class of 2020 will find themselves facing a challenging arts environment and a community dealing with significant change brought about by COVID-19, the Research & Knowledge Exchange is launching a one-off funding opportunity, the Make It Happen Lockdown Fund.

This will be a source of support and resource for graduates to begin to undertake the development of new ideas and to support them in finding their place within this evolving context of the performing and production arts. It is a one-off funding opportunity for all 2020 Graduates of RCS (including undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate).

While the Make It Happen Fund typically funds proposals that aim to create a new show, film, album, website etc, we would like to emphasise that the Make It Happen Lockdown Fund does not need to be used towards producing a project or making a piece of work, but can be used instead for research and development to help you to dream up ideas and plans post lockdown. The focus is on you as an emerging artist, and to support you to make some space to develop your ideas.

Click here to read more about the Make It Happen Lockdown Fund 2020.

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