Training Opportunity with DCCI
Building a Craft & Design Enterprise Programme 2021 Design Crafts Council Ireland and the national network of Local Enterprise Offices are launching a programme for creative Enterprises. Targeting for design and craft businesses, who want to push their boundaries on product development and branding. Due to Covid 19 Restrictions, some of these training events will be delivered online. Face-to-face training may resume should Covid 19 restrictions be lifted. The Get Set Programme – the four dates will be held on: August – Oct: 17th & 18th August 19th & 20th Oct The link for the programme is https://submit.link/bk The closing date for receipt of application is Monday 26th July 2021. This is administered by LEO Galway. The second is an e-commerce boot camp: Details of the camp is available on https://www.localenterprise.ie/Galway/Training-Events/Building-Craft-and-Enterprise-Design-Programme-2021/ The link to the application is https://www.cognitoforms.com/DesignCraftsCouncilOfIreland1/DCCILEOECommerceBootcampPhase2 Closing date for applications is 22nd July, 2021.
“The Craftlink Product & Business Development Programme” with Eddie Shanahan.
This unique training and mentoring program is designed to assist creative business as you reconnect with retailers and develop deeper, more meaningful and lasting relationships direct to consumers. It will have two specific outcomes: Development of an online digital catalogue for promotion of your craft businesses to retailers and direct to consumers. (to be launched Autumn 2021 to Xmas 2021)Virtual Meet The Maker Online Program for consumers. (to commence Autumn 2021 and onwards) It will also explore the potential for the launch of a special virtual Creative Retailing Seminar for local retailers. The programme will be delivered by Eddie Shanahan; Eddie Shanahan specialises in business and product development for the fashion and textiles, craft, homewares and retail sectors. He has developed and executed Business & Product Development programs for varied organisations including DCCI, OLDC & WCD as well as providing effective mentoring services to individual craft and design across a range of disciplines. Eddie developed the ‘CREATE’ project with Brown Thomas to identify and develop Irish design talent with the capability to sell in the store side-by-side with the world’s leading luxury labels. He is Chairperson of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers. Who is this programme for? All craft […]
What is Craftlink – Introduction to the Project
Offaly Local Development Company and Westmeath Community Development have developed an enterprise craft training programme in partnership with Finnish Craft Producers. This is an Innovative Programme which provides craft makers in both Countries with opportunities to develop new techniques and skills and look at the use of different materials to adapt their current offerings of products or to create new products. It also examines retail opportunities in Finland and Ireland.
Local Craft Products from Offaly and Westmeath Crafters on Display in Finland as part of the Craftlink initiative.
Offaly and Westmeath Crafters go Head-to-Head with Santa Claus as their products are displayed at the Tullipakkahuone Christmas Fair in Finland As the home of Santa Claus, Finland is no easy market to break into when it come to Christmas gifts but that’s exactly what a group of Irish crafters have done when their products recently went on display at the Tullipakkahuone Christmas Fair and the Kokkola Taito Shops in Finland. Craftlink, the initiative that brought the crafters to the Finnish market, is run by the Offaly Local Development Company and Westmeath Community Development. Both organisations have worked closely with the creative industries over the past 10 years, and the Craftlink initiative, which began in 2019, supports the sector through training and shared learning. As Ireland went into lock-down, Craftlink brought together Irish and Finnish crafters and afforded the opportunity for them to develop new techniques and skills while benefiting from an enterprise and product development programme. This involved upskilling in areas including the use of marketing and ecommerce to boost sales. Luna Natural Soap Company Amongst the products being produced by the crafters are handmade soaps and shampoos, candles, hand-painted silk scarves, enamel jewellery, handcrafted bespoke furniture, handmade dolls, […]
The Creative Design Process of Commercial Craft
These webinars introduced commercial design, manufacture and production of handicraft products in to a DIY-package with materials and instructions for self-made crafts from Finland. The lecturers are designer Mari Isopahkala, handicraft entrepreneur Jaana Öljymäki and Taito Keskip-Pohjanmaa and are delivered as part of a Craft co-operation project with Offaly Local Development Company and Westmeath Community Development Company in partnership with Finland Leader companies: Rieska-Leader and Keskipiste Leader . This training is part of an Innovative Programme which provides craft makers in both Countries with opportunities to develop new techniques and skills and look at the use of different materials to adapt their current offerings of products or to create new products. CLICK title below to watch the Creative design process of commercial craft ( Day 1) Webinar – The creative design process of commercial craft WEBINAR PROGRAM: · How my products are born – Award-winning designer Mari Isopahkala http://www.mariisopahkala.com/ · The treasures of the forest – Craftsman, birch bark, Jaana Öljymäki, https://www.designjaanao.fi/ · Summary Taito Keski-Pohjanmaa, handicraft instructor Marika Saarela Click title text below to watch The Creative Design process of commercial craft Webinar – The creative design process of commercial craft, day 2 -link WEBINAR PROGRAM: Taito Keski-Pohjanmaa DIY packages, design process, instructions, packaging and productisation – Elisa Saukko and Marika Saarela https://taitokeskipohjanmaa.fi/verkkokauppa/Craft demonstration, step-by-step preparation of the Päre mood light according to the instructions in the DIY kit. – Elisa Saukko and Marika Saarela .Summary, end of the […]
Winterfest Mullingar 2019
Offaly /Westmeath /Finnish Craft Pavilion showcased their crafts at WINTERFEST Mullingar 2019. This was the first in a series of training, development and exhibition opportunities for Westmeath and Offaly Craft makers. This unique experience provided an opportunity for shared learning between craft producers. The event focused on traditional Irish and Finnish craft demonstrations and how the sharing of skills and heritage can impact on creative inspiration in the craft sector.
- Training Opportunity with DCCI
- “The Craftlink Product & Business Development Programme” with Eddie Shanahan.
- Local Craft Products from Offaly and Westmeath Crafters on Display in Finland as part of the Craftlink initiative.
- The Creative Design Process of Commercial Craft
- What is Craftlink – Introduction to the Project