Call for Applications: Seamus Heaney HomePlace Gift Shop
Seamus Heaney HomePlace Gift Shop – Retail Opportunity
Introduction and Background
Seamus Heaney HomePlace opened in October 2016 and is an arts and literary centre, owned and operated by Mid Ulster Council, dedicated to the life and work of the Nobel Prize winning poet, situated in the area where he was born, grew up and is now buried. Seamus Heaney HomePlace features an interactive exhibition over two floors; a Creative Zone for children and families, a gift shop, conferencing facilities and a café. At the heart of the centre is a 191 seat theatre called The Helicon, which is programmed with a year round series of events, performances, talks and readings. Described by poet Michael Longley as ‘an echo chamber for the poet’s beautiful lines’, HomePlace aims to nurture expression, celebrate language and encourage reflection while being accessible to the wider community. An open and engaging ethos is fundamental to the work at HomePlace and this should be reflected in the Gift Shop, whilst also ensuring that good value and high quality is conveyed.
Continuing the successful collaboration between Craft NI and Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Mid Ulster District Council now invites applications from Craft Makers based in the province of Ulster for the period 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.
This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Craft Makers through specific press-related articles, as well as by PR, local media and the Seamus Heaney HomePlace website. TheGift Shop is located in Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy and is open to members of the public from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
Deadline: 31 May 2018, 5pm
Web link: http://www.seamusheaneyhome.com