Thursday 23rd February, 2017
Craft NI presents Professor Karen Fleming with The Application Clinic seminar as part of ‘The Art of Presenting Craft’ programme supported by the Department for Communities. This seminar will take place at 10am-1pm, Thursday 23rd February, 2017 at The Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown.
The Application Clinic is led by Director of the Research Institute Art and Design, researcher and practitioner Professor Karen Fleming. Karen will share tips on sourcing a wide variety of local funding opportunities and address what you want to achieve from funding, while recognising the needs of your funder. Karen will give you the tools necessary in being selective with funding opportunities and holding on to your core values.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Visual Arts Development Officer Deirdre Robb will contribute to the Application Clinic seminar by presenting competitive funding applications from the perspective of a funding body.
Craft NI’s Application Clinic is dedicated to ensuring you are able to prepare high quality applications that reflect accurately and positively what you do. Covering topics including: applications for fundraising including Arts Council applications, Invest NI, Creative industries Innovation Fund, competition entries, juried exhibition entries and other competitive application processes.
The seminar concludes with a panelled Q&A with Karen Fleming and Deirdre Robb who will answer your questions relating to competitive funding applications and how you can be successful in your future application bids.
About The Art of Presenting Craft
The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017.
The underlying theme of the workshop series is the professional presentation of craft in order to further the careers of designer-makers. By emphasising the importance of the high quality presentation of work for retailers, galleries and in applications (for funding, awards, trade shows etc.) we will help mid-career makers develop the quality of their work, hone their brand identity, identify and connect with new markets, and grow both as practitioners and as businesses. The workshop series will be practical and interactive, and will ‘join the dots’ between making, marketing and selling.
Find out more HERE.
Attendance is FREE but be sure to book in.
Please advise at the time of booking if you have any access or additional requirements.