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Resources

The resources section provides essential background knowledge to contemporary craft practice in Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and Ireland and further afield.

In this section we have also included ‘signposts’ to key opportunities and resources. The information should be useful to individuals and organisations working in the contemporary craft sector as well as those involved in its development and support.

  • Brexit update 11.02.21

    Signpost

    Further to our Brexit update last week we’ve been continuing to liaise with Trader Support Services on a range of scenarios for makers.

    The current information available online can seem a bit overwhelming and is aimed primarily at large businesses. As the system improves, information for sole traders and micro-businesses will get easier to find. In fact, for this reason, it’s important to register with TSS and put any queries to them, which in turn could help inform their evolving guidance.


     

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  • Brexit Update 04.02.21

    Signpost

    We continue to seek guidance on Brexit changes for NI makers. In the past few days we met with Invest NI and we’re working to identify advisors who can gain expertise in the specific needs of the sector. We will work with them to create clear scenario-based information on when you’re likely to encounter new requirements and what you’ll need to do if and when that happens.

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  • Your Brexit Questions

    Signpost

    Craft NI is working to clarify steps artists and makers will need to take to meet Brexit requirements. Answers to common questions will be collated and shared.

     

     

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  • Brexit guidance from your local council

    Signpost

    Links to Brexit support and resources from local councils across NI.

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  • Brexit Actions

    Signpost

    Northern Ireland will be subject to a specific set of rules once the Brexit transition period ends on 1 January 2021. Craft NI has collated the following resources to help.

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  • Policy Updates

    Signpost

    Over the past few months, Craft NI has been among many organisations documenting the effects of the pandemic on individuals in the arts and working to highlight the value of the sector to society as a whole.


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  • Online Training with Sophie Rochester of Yodomo

    Practical Guides

    Craft NI is delighted to be working with Sophie Rochester of online craft hub Yodomo to deliver two online workshops designed to help you make the most of the crucial pre-Christmas season and join in Craft NI’s campaign to buy local craft online.

    We’ll also be announcing dates for two further workshops looking at Facebook and Instagram in a bit more detail. Watch this space next week for details.

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  • Brexit Approaching

    Signpost

    With present challenges demanding so much of our attention, it’s easy to forget that Brexit is coming closer and we can expect more guidance from government for businesses.

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  • Arts Centres across Northern Ireland

    Signpost

    Listing of Arts Centres and Galleries operated by Local Councils in NI
     

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  • Sell Your Craft Online Resources

    Practical Guides

    Resources from an online programme delivered by Craft NI in June 2020 in response to CV-19 Lockdown. Supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland.

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  • Lockdown Library

    Critical Writing

    Craft-related reading and podcasts

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  • Local Government Support

    Signpost

    Links to business support offered via local councils across Northern Ireland.

     

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  • Information for small businesses

    Signpost

    Information on starting a business, finances, taxes, health and safety and much more. 

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  • Insurance for Designer Makers

    Signpost

    Links to public and product liability insurance providers for designer makers. 

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  • The Prince's Trust - Enterprise programme

    Signpost

    The Prince's Trust works with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through their Enterprise programme. Providing training, mentoring support, funding and resources. 

     

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  • The Design Trust - Free Resources for Makers

    Practical Guides

    The Design Trust is an online business school for designers and makers. It provides a free resources section where you will find practical advice on everything from starting your business, pricing your work, selling online and tips for trade shows and events. 

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