Time Out mini-residency: Peer-to-peer - Creative Conversations

  • 15 May 2021, 10 a.m., Online Only, Internet, Scotland, UK


Join NMS and key note speaker Malcolm Lindsay for this online Peer-to-Peer, Creative Conversations.

The process of composition can often be a solitary one, something that has been heightened during the pandemic.  This Creative Conversation is designed to give you the time, space and opportunity to reflect, discuss, share your craft with your peers and hear the experiences from our key note speaker, Malcolm Lindsay.

This Creative Conversation will:

  • Give you the opportunity to discuss new ideas and projects
  • Share your working methods and approaches amongst peers
  • Increase your network of creators

Those who sign up to participate are encouraged to email specific situations, challenges, questions, etc. in advance to  All questions are valid - questions may relate to specific problems or can be general in nature. 

Malcolm will be joined by Project Manager, Karen Dufour and NMS board member, Francis Macdonald. Biographies can be found at the end of the call out.



10am – Welcome (15’)

10.15am –Key Note Speaker presentation by Malcolm Lindsay (20’)

10.35am -Session 1: Your Practice  (45’) Breakout sessions with peers at a similar stage in their career to discuss ideas, projects, your working methods; what have you found worked well for you, what have you found challenging; have you had similar experiences to those in the group

11.10am - Feedback  (20’)

11.30am - Break (15’)

11.45am – Session 2: Discussion and questions (45’) As a large cohort this session will give you the chance to discuss with Malcolm key points/recurring themes that arose in your breakout sessions and pose further questions

12.30pm - Summary and wrap up (30’)

1pm- Close



This Creative Conversation is open to Scottish or Scottish based individuals at any stage of their career looking to connect, discuss, learn and share their practices. The session will include breakout rooms where you will be aligned with those at a similar stage of their career and facilitated by a NMS board member.

NMS is aware that some participants may have genuine concerns about sharing their ideas with others, for fear of them being misappropriated. While all participants should know in advance that some degree of sharing is key to gaining as much as possible from the session, it is also understood that there is some need for privacy and you will not be asked to discuss anything that you would prefer to keep private.




The cost of this online Time Out is:

  • £15 for non-members
  • £8 NMS members
  • £5 students  


How to Apply

Please send a short statement (1 to 2 paragraphs) outlining your professional experience and why you feel you would benefit having the opportunity to talk with Malcolm and your fellow peers.

Please also submit questions/topics you wish to discuss along with your short statement of application to Karen Dufour, NMS Project Manager no later than 5pm on Monday 3 May 2021

Should you require this information or to submit your application in a different format (e.g spoken audio), please email

Applicants will be notified of the decision by no later than Friday 7 May.

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