A training workshop for makers, artists and craftspeopleto help them sell themselves and their work to Galleries, Retailers, Arts Centres and Festivals. The workshop, whilst a standalone training session - is also linked to Creative Derbyshire’s Meet the Curator event on 17 May at QUAD, Derby to help businesses prepare their pitches and sell their output.
The workshop will cover the basics about:
- How to market yourself and your work
- Making an approach to a gallery
- Other routes to market
- Ideas on displaying work
The interactive session will be delivered by Rachael Chambers, Director and owner of Ferrers Gallery, a multi award winning gallery promoting British contemporary craft www.ferrersgallery.co.uk. Rachael was East Midlands Business Woman of the Year 2008 and is the Contemporary Craft Editor of craft&design Magazine. She is also a member of the selection panel for Design Factory and runs a Marketing for Makers course and a one to one creative business mentoring scheme.
Meet the Curator will offer Derbyshire artists the opportunity to meet galleries, buyers, arts organisations and festivals who are interested in exhibiting, showcasing and selling contemporary arts and craft work.