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Young Craft Citizens: Craft Business 101

For our July meeting we'll be joined by Rosalind Price-Cousins from Crafts Council's Talent Development Team, who support emerging makers to build successful craft businesses.

Newly graduated and wondering what to do next? Applying for residencies and studio space, but struggling to get a response? Struggling to sell your work at markets or online? If you're a maker at the start of your business journey, this free session is dedicated to helping you move forward, covering all of the essentials:

  • Connecting with customers via social media and at events
  • Photographing your work to it's best advantage
  • Pricing your work
  • Top tips for applying for grants and residencies
  • Approaching and working with galleries

During the session, Rosalind will also talk about Crafts Council's Hothouseprogramme for emerging makers, which is a 6 month intensive course which has seen new makers go on to create installations for Selfridges, exhibit at Milan Design Week, win awards and commissions at the Eden Project, and fulfil artistic residencies at the British Library amongst others. Applications are opening soon, and Rosalind will give her top tips for a strong application.

As always, there will be free pizza and refreshments.

Event image: Momoka Gomi, Hothouse 2019 participant in her studio. Photo: Jonny Guardiani

More about the Young Craft Citizens:
Creative and aged 16-25? Get involved with the Young Craft Citizens:
This network of Londoners aged 16-25 brings together those who are passionate about craft and making to co-produce projects and events with us at the Crafts Council, and in doing so help shape the future of craft in the UK.

Our mission statement:

“Young Craft Citizens are a young community of creatives, discovering diverse ways of making and sustainable craft, embarking on a powerful journey of passion”

Come along if you love to make, or are just keen to find out more - all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome!

  • Join a new network of young people passionate about craft and making
  • Be involved in shaping our young people’s programme; work alongside staff and makers to co-produce programmes for other young people
  • Take part in creative workshops and meet and collaborate with professionals working in the craft and creative industries
  • Access opportunities, training and advice (including Arts Award)
  • Learn new skills and develop your CV

Can’t make it this time? There’s more to come!

We hold monthly get-togethers both at the Crafts Council in Angel and out and about at other venues. To find out more about our young people's programme and to be kept informed of all upcoming events, workshops and opportunities for young people, please email participation@craftscouncil.org.uk



Wheelchair Access Information

Our building is currently undergoing building works, and meetings are being held in our offices at the back of the building. The entrance to the back offices is paved with medium cobblestones. There is a ramp up to the entrance, and an accessible toilet in the building. We do have a lift, but our meetings do take place on the ground floor of the building.

Hearing Loop

During our building works we won't have a induction loop fitted, but when our Home for Craft is complete we will indeed have one in place. In the meantime, please get in touch at participation@craftscouncil.org.uk if you have any hearing access requirements

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are very welcome to come to meetings

Sensory Processing and/or Autism Related Requirements

The room we hold our meetings can be quite echoey, and with lots of people talking can get very loud. If this is a concern, let us know and we will hold the meeting in a quieter room with a closed door. We can also make sure our activity takes place in smaller groups if this is helpful. If there's anything else we can do to ensure you're able to take part, let us know by emailing participation@craftscouncil.org.uk

Learning Access

If you have a learning impairment and find certain adjustments helpful for you to take part, let us know by emailing participation@craftscouncil.org.uk