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.
Insurance for Designer MakersSignpostDownload now
The Prince's Trust - Enterprise programmeSignpost
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.
The Design Trust - Free Resources for MakersPractical 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.
Funding Opportunity - Travel BursarySignpost
The Winston Churchill Trust Travel Award
This is open to artists / makers working in any media, who wish to apply for projects to travel abroad for 4-8 weeks, to explore a topic of their choice. Applicants must be UK citizens aged 18 and over and be prepared to share their experience for improvement of their sector on their return.
This year the award includes a special grant category for glass-makers who would benefit from overseas learning.
Deadline: 18 September 2018 for travel in 2019.