2022

Crafty Business

By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Craft exchange, Events, Finland Craft, Information|

Offaly, Westmeath, and Finnish creatives recently took part in an exciting craft business and creative skills exchange. The Craftlink programme funded through the Rural Development Programme, and launched in 2019, provides craft makers in both countries with opportunities to develop new techniques and skills. Much of the programme had to move to online training and mentoring.  Masterclasses were also provided for creatives in both countries. The creative businesses were supported by experts such as Eddie Shanahan in new product development as well as digital marketing, promotion, and the development of a digital catalogue for wholesale & retail. The Craftlink

Craft & Design Skills Exchange Programme 2022

By |April 12th, 2022|Categories: Events, Information|

Craftlink, an innovative collaborative project that supports the creative sector in Westmeath, Offaly, and Finland. Creatives receive business support and solutions for all stages of their businesses development. Isolation, coping with environmental challenges, and adapting to developments are at the forefront of all creative enterprises, and Craftlink aims to bridge the gap by offering practical training and mentoring. For Irish creatives, the learning opportunity here cannot be overstated, the challenges are similar, and the opportunity to explore new export markets is exciting. Despite recent restrictions on physical meetings and networking opportunities, the businesses continue to engage and learn from

FUSE Product Development Clinics

By |April 9th, 2022|Categories: Events, Information|

Design & Crafts Council Ireland, Offaly Local Development Company, Westmeath Community Development, Offaly Local Enterprise Offices, and Westmeath Local Enterprise Office are delighted to announce FUSE Product Development Clinics in Westmeath on the 27th of April. The FUSE Product Development Clinics are essential for craft and design enterprises looking to develop their product range and brand identity. You will have the opportunity to attend presentations as well as take part in 1-to-1 clinics with a panel of expert mentors with expertise in some of the following, product development, production and manufacturing, brand identity, fashion, textiles, and more. To apply: https://www.cognitoforms.com/…/MentoringApplicationForm…

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