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Craft Destinations - Free Profile until March 2021

Closing date: 31 Oct 2020

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Craft Destinations apply during October 2020 and get a 5 months free profile on the Craft Directory. Open to galleries, studios, independent shops and other small businesses promoting contemporary Scottish craft.  

As the national development agency for craft, one of Craft Scotland's key aims is to promote high quality contemporary craft practice locally, nationally and internationally. Feedback from our recent COVID-19 Impact Surveys demonstrated the serious economic impact of the pandemic on Scotland’s craft sector and participants highlighted that both makers and craft destinations need increased support in reaching audiences. 

Following on from our Craft Directory free offer for maker profiles which ran in August, we are delighted to create a free Craft Directory profile offer for Craft Destinations in Scotland. Apply during October 2020 and get a 5 months free profile (ends 31 March 2021).  

This offer is also part of Craft Week Scotland, running from Monday 9 – Sunday 15 November 2020.  Learn more about Craft Week Scotland events and how craft destinations can get involved.   

One of our aims is to promote the best in contemporary Scottish craft from makers and craft destinations to national and international audiences. Our Craft Directory has always been a key part of this strategy, and your Craft Destinations profile will allow you to showcase your venue and activities to an engaged and growing audience.  

Normally £79, if you apply during the month of October, you will have a free profile for the duration of this offer (ends 31 March 2021).  

We are thrilled to extend this offer to those renewing/reactivating their profile, and those whose applications are currently being processed. If you would like to renew (or reactivate) and benefit from this offer, please get in touch: hello@craftscotland.org

Being part of the Craft Directory offers many benefits:   

  • Join a vibrant community of makers and craft venues creating work in Scotland 

  • Access a new online audience of visitors, curators, buyers, academics 

  • Benefit from a visually enhanced profile on our website with 10,000+ hits per month 

  • Increase your venue's online following and tell your venue’s story 

  • Highlight your venue with Instagram Story Takeovers to 20,000+ followers 


How does it work?   

New profiles:   

  • Apply for a Craft Destinations’ profile through our website, please make sure you have read the eligibility criteria 

  • If selected, your offer will start on the day your profile is approved and activated on our website  

  • You can then log in and update your profile at any time after its activation up until 31 March 2021, when your profile would be due for renewal  

  • Please note, if you chose to renew your profile after 31 March 2021, a renewal cost (currently £79) will apply 


Renewals & Reactivating your profile:  

If you previously had a profile on the new Craft Directory (launched September 2017), you are also eligible for this offer. If you would like to renew (or reactivate) and benefit from this offer, please get in touch: hello@craftscotland.org.   


Selection Deadlines: 

  • We will have two Selection Panel deadlines to allow us to process applications in a timely manner: Monday 26 October and Monday 16 November 

  • 2 members of the Craft Scotland team sit on the Selection Panel and you will receive a decision within two weeks  

You can find detailed information about the selection process on our website



Craft Destinations Criteria: 

  • Craft Destinations should promote contemporary Scottish craft and showcase a degree of innovation 

  • Craft Destinations should provide visitors with a meaningful craft experience 

  • Where applicable, Craft Destinations should engage with professional craft makers  


Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Craft Destinations should be professional businesses who operate in Scotland and are promoting contemporary design-led craft as part of their programme 

  • Craft Destinations should be endorsing at least one of the accepted disciplines within their annual calendar 

  • Craft Destinations should fall into at least one of the Craft Destinations categories. These are galleries, independent retailers, museums, open access studios, studios, further education facilities or online destinations. 


If you feel your craft business does not fit into one of these specific categories, please contact Craft Scotland via email hello@craftscotland.org.  

Please note, that craft organisations who provide support and services to makers may be more suited to the Craft Organisations to Know section within our Maker Community. 


If you have any questions about this promotional offer or the Craft Directory, email Mayanne Soret, Communications & Digital Coordinator: hello@craftscotland.org


Online only

Closing Date & Time:
31 Oct 2020 11:59pm
Key Contact:
Craft Scotland [javascript protected email address] Apply now

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