Craft Central

In Business

Business training and support

We’re here to help! Craft Central offers practical and insightful professional development training for designer makers.

The Autumn/Winter 2014 programme is now live! A whole host of activities to meet designer maker selling and showcasing needs during this busy season. To see the full list of upcoming events and make your bookings go to More sessions will be added over the next few weeks, make sure you check back regularly so you don't miss out.

Click here to find out more about the In Business rolling programme


Specialist Programmes

NEW DATES - Now open for registrations! Business Boost

A tailor-made 5-month programme offering one-to-ones, workshops and seminars.

In Round 2, the Business Boost programme includes a week's hire of the Craft Central Showcase exhibition space, letting you get your work out to the public and putting the programme outcomes into practice.

Designed specifically for creative practitioners who have been in business for more than one year, the aim of the programme is to support designer makers in growing their businesses and moving into new markets.

Registrations are now being taken for Business Boost Round 2 - click here for full details and to download a registration form

Extended deadline! 5pm Friday 5 September 2014

Please note: Spaces are strictly limited

Coming soon in 2014! Maker Mentoring

Our second mentorship programme, connecting makers with an established designer, launched with a bang in July 2013. Using their extensive experience in running a business our mentors provide designer makers with the support and guidance needed to drive theirs forward.
Offering flexible, impartial support over a period of 6 months, this programme is tailored to makers who are set up in business, have been running for a year or more and are now committed to pushing their business to the next level.

We will start taking applications for 2014 soon so watch this space!


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