The Art of Presenting Craft with Craft NI
The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017.
The underlying theme of the workshop series is the professional presentation of craft in order to further the careers of designer-makers. By emphasising the importance of the high quality presentation of work for retailers, galleries and in applications (for funding, awards, trade shows etc.) we will help mid-career makers develop the quality of their work, hone their brand identity, identify and connect with new markets, and grow both as practitioners and as businesses. The workshop series will be practical and interactive, and will ‘join the dots’ between making, marketing and selling.
The Art of Presenting Craft Seminars
This seminar programme aims to inspire makers by presenting talks that include ‘Product Development’, ‘Application Clinic’, ‘Portfolio Presentation & Brand Building’, and ‘Connecting with the Art Market’.
The seminar talks will be open to the public and FREE to attend – and will only involve a half day (10am-1pm) for each seminar. Craft NI strongly advises that those interested in attending commit to attending all four modules to get the most out of taking part in this programme. The time commitment is a half day every fortnight over two months.
One-to-one Workshop Opportunity: Application Deadline: November 11th at 4pm.
*While the seminar series is open to the public and those working within other disciplines throughout the creative sector, these one-to-one workshops that are only open to makers, and require an application*
Craft NI will be accepting applications for designer-makers who want to take part in the FULL DAY Seminar Programme that includes participation in:
•The half day (10am-1pm) seminar talk
•A practical and interactive one-to-one workshop with each seminar presenter in the afternoon (2-4pm).
The one-to-one workshops will offer tailored advice and specific feedback on work, proposals and applications, business plans, portfolios and websites, depending on the seminar. Attendance in both morning and afternoon sessions is mandatory for selected designer-makers who are participating the full day programme equating to 10am-4pm every fortnight over two months.
For more information please visit: www.craftni.org/programme-details/craft-ni-the-art-of-presenting-craft