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Conferences & Maker Training

COMPASS: How to Run a Socially Distanced Craft Event/Workshop

Closing date: 27 Oct 2020

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This webinar with Kate Pickering (Vanilla Ink) and Matt Cox (Potfest and Potfest Scotland) will give you an insight into how to run socially distanced craft events and workshops safely for participants, visitors and your team.

This session with Kate Pickering (Vanilla Ink) and Matt Cox (Potfest and Potfest Scotland) will give you an insight into how to run socially distanced craft events and workshops safely for participants, visitors and your team.

Vanilla Ink is a jewellery school and studios based in Glasgow’s East End, offering jewellery workshops for all levels including a professional development programme, alongside offering studio spaces. Kate Pickering, jeweller and Founding Director of Vanilla Ink, will guide you through running socially distanced workshops and adapting your space to follow the new guidelines. vanillainkstudios.co.uk

Matt Cox is the organiser of Potfest and Potfest Scotland, a popular large-scale direct-selling event held in the beautiful grounds of Scone Palace, Perth. Now in its 24th year, 80 studio ceramic artists gathered this September in the Palace lawns to meet visitors, discuss their practice and sell their handmade objects. Matt will talk you through how Potfest adapted a long-standing event format, kept everyone safe, and reassured both visitors and participating makers. potfest.co.uk/scotland

This is the third webinar in Craft Scotland’s new five-part COMPASS series focusing on the market for craft. Our aim is to equip makers and craft destinations (galleries, shops and venues etc.) with the knowledge, skills and insights to boost selling and teaching opportunities as the vital Christmas selling season approaches. All sessions are free to attend.

Webinar topics

  • Positives and challenges around running socially distanced events and workshops
  • Health & Safety around setting up or reopening spaces
  • Logistics around reconfiguring set up and event/workshop offering
  • Communicating with audiences and managing expectations of attendees/participants
  • Accommodating changes in customer habits and audience numbers
  • Where to look for information for advice, guidance and support

COMPASS: The Market for Craft Series

Tuesday 29 September – COMPASS: Market for Craft Report Launch (now past)

Tuesday 13 October – COMPASS: Fundamentals of Selling Online (book now)

Tuesday 27 October – COMPASS: How to Run a Socially Distanced Craft Event/Workshop (book now)

Tuesday 3 November – COMPASS: Selling Craft from a Retailer Perspective (book now)

Tuesday 10 November – COMPASS: Selling Craft from a Maker Perspective (book now)

This is the third webinar in Craft Scotland’s new five-part COMPASS series focusing on the market for craft. Our aim is to equip makers and craft destinations (galleries, shops and venues etc.) with the knowledge and skills to boost selling opportunities as the vital Christmas selling season approaches. All sessions are free to attend.


About COMPASS

COMPASS is Craft Scotland’s learning and development programme created specifically for makers. COMPASS focuses on developing craft talent and equipping individuals with the necessary skills to create a sustainable craft practice. COMPASS offers a unique mix of active learning, residentials, mentoring and 1:1 specialist advice.

This programme is subsidised by Craft Scotland and supported by the William Grant Foundation and Creative Scotland to ensure that more makers have access to quality learning and development opportunities.

Info

Location:
Venue:
Online only

Closing Date & Time:
27 Oct 2020 12:30pm
Key Contact:
Craft Scotland [javascript protected email address] Book now

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