Build a Business from Heritage Skills
We’re told that the day is close when machines will make us all redundant so it’s a little ironic (but very gratifying) to discover that people with some of our oldest heritage skills are in ever-increasing demand.
Heritage skills covers a lot of ground - we’ve attached a short list below but just scratched the surface: the possibilities are actually almost limitless.
This workshop is about how to find opportunities to create or grow a business using your heritage talents or interests. We’ll…
- meet and draw inspiration from people who have built successful heritage-based businesses
- explore your own potential to be enterprising
- show you how to find and test ideas, and spot opportunities
- steer you to the right people in our network of buyers, funders, mentors and trade specialists who all welcome people with fresh ideas
- introduce you to the Dales Centre and its team which is keen to meet people who can make good use of its facilities and location to build heritage businesses
The UK cultural heritage sector is a world leader. If it’s going to stay that way it will need the skills and creativity of legions of people with craft skills. Whether you’re already up and running or simply intrigued by the idea of turning heritage into income, join us to find out how to carve your own niche in this burgeoning sector.
Some heritage skills with income generating potential: Basket making, Blacksmithing, Book-binding, Bread making, Candle making, Ceilidh dancing, Corn Dolly making, Dry Stone Walling, Falconry, Felting, Harness making, Hooky and proggy matting, Knitting and crochet, Lace making, Lime Harling Plastering & Pointing, Lino cutting and printing, Northumbrian piping, Patchwork, Pole Lathe Turning, Pottery, Quilting, Sash and Box Windows construction, Stone carving, Traditional Roofing, Weaving...