THE VANILLA INK PROGRAMME

The Vanilla Ink Programme is Scotland’s unique incubator pod, with the aim of developing new talent by providing a supportive and educational environment. Vanilla Ink enables the best new designers to develop and grow their business in a fully equipped workshop. Each 'Inker' is given tailored mentoring and monthly professional development workshops throughout the 9 month programme. It's the perfect starter package to ensure each ‘Inker’ develops confidence and business skills to last a lifetime. Working with key members within the creative and business sector, the programme will give an insight into what it takes to become a goldsmith in today's landscape.

We think there is a difference between making jewellery and being a jeweller. The difference between having a dream and making it real is understanding the market, your place in it, and acknowledging a need for a supportive transition from education to independent success as a maker. We know it’s a big and sometimes scary world out there but only if you’re on your own. That’s why we offer a friendly, collaborative, studio environment, expert one-to-one mentoring from industry professionals, tailored business advice and support, with time to find your feet, manage mistakes and make your mark.

At Vanilla Ink, we are making more than jewellery, we are Making Jewellery Work.

THE PROGRAMME

THE MENTORING

THE DEVELOPMENT

THE HISTORY

The Vanilla Ink programme will run again in February 2018 and applications are now open. Please download the guidelines and apply from there. Deadline is midnight 3rd of December 2017.