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Calling Craft Enterprises

13 June 2017


D E A D L I N E is this F R I D A Y 23rd J U N E at 5pm!
Don't miss this opportunity to market your business over the coming months through a new Craft studio trail and a series of innovative Pop up events happening throughout the region.........
The Local Enterprise Offices (LEO’s) of Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon have come together to instigate “Creative Connections” a new collaborative project of training, support and promotion for the designer/makers in the region. Our region is and this new initiative has resulted in the formation of a craft network under the brand INSIDE [CRAFT] for counties Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon.

Here are the quick links to apply....
The Inside [Craft] Trail - Open Studios 2017 publication is now open. Apply via  
6 Pop Up Retail Events will be delivered in a range of exciting venues in the four counties involved – Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon. It is planned to host the first pop up retail event on the August Bank Holiday. Applicants need to apply on
CALL OUT to Venues!
INSIDE [CRAFT] are also seeking applications from competent organisations to ‘host’ these retail events with opportunities for cultural, creative or tourism venues to host a fully merchandised popup with a fresh new collection of craft, art and design to your existing audiences and to work with us to attract new audiences and potential customers.
A very attractive support package will be available to the host organisation(s) to support all aspects of the event management: stand-alone branded display units, ed craft, art & design products, consignment agreements in place with artists, designers and makers, promotional literature and point of sale merchandising, online and offline PR and marketing campaign. Expressions of interest should be made on
There will be further calls for events during 2017, so even if participants think they are not quite ready, or don’t have work available for an August event, please do send a submission form by Friday 23 June to register interest in participating in future call outs.
Further information on the project can be got from Francis Verling on 0861792568 or by email on

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