A two day conference at Goldmsiths' Hall, London, from 17-18 June 2019
Flourish is the Crafts Council's biennial two-day professional development conference for makers and designers; primarily for those who have been in practice for at least four years.
It is a great opportunity to connect with other makers and creative professionals, give you invaluable industry insight and advice, and a set of resources that you can confidently bring to your practice.
Topics for 2019 include marketing, branding and social media, ways to increase sales, creating a sustainable practice, how to grow a team, legal advice and much more.
Early bird tickets are available until 16 May!
Day one - 17 June
Externally looking to maximise your earning potential by seizing opportunities
10.00 Arrival and register, tea/coffee
10.40 Crafts Council welcome
11.00 Keynote speaker
11.45 Panel: Beyond boundaries – international trade opportunities. A discussion on the opportunities and pitfalls when working overseas
12.40 Lunch (a light lunch of sandwiches will be provided)
13.40 Sheridans Law – introduction to their company
13.50 Panel: Preparing for new borders - vital top tips on the practicalities for growing your business with no borders. Live streamed.
14.40 Break – tea/coffee
15.10 Panel: Craft Futures. A discussion on the opportunities for craft today to maximise your earning potential
16.00 Two break out sessions
1: Craft experience vs craft product
2: Legal Issues for Creatives
Day two - 18 June
Internally looking at your practice to help you overcome barriers and boundaries
10.00 Arrival – tea/coffee
10.40 Reflections from day one with Crafts Council
11.00 Keynote speaker
Three makers share their experiences in running their businesses:
11.35 Hot Topic: Work life balance
12.10 Hot Topic: Sustainable design
12.45 Hot Topic: Collaboration
13.20 Lunch (a light lunch of sandwiches will be provided)
14.20 Panel: Articulating your USP. A discussion on how to uncover, clarify and articulate your distinctiveness
15.10 Break – tea/coffee
15.40 Working groups: visualising your future with Lesley Shepperson
Your Delegate Pack
On the day you will receive a structured toolkit for you to popularise with notes, ideas, actions and useful tips that will help you now and in the future.
Previous speakers include...
- Andrew Foxall, Creative Director, Foxall Studio.
- Christian Manz, Creative Director and VFX Supervisor Framestore, Film, award winning special effects artist.
- Claire Curneen, Ceramics
- Dids MacDonald OBE, CEO, ACID (Anti Copying in Design)
- Emily Johnson, 1882 Ltd
- Helen Kemp, Founder, Just Got Made
- Keith Brymer Jones, Potter
- Nitin Goyal, Founder and Creative Director, NGL Limited
- Margo Selby, Textiles.
- Laura Carderera, Residency Programme Leader, V&A Museum
- Lynne Elvins, Design Strategist and Project Manager, Design Rally
- Rosy Greenlees OBE, Executive Director, Crafts Council
- Silvia Weidenbach, Jewellery