Made in the west - craft in the digital age

Mayo County Council, the Department of Community and Integrated Development and WESTBIC, the Irish partners in the CISNET project are offering an unmissable opportunity for interested craft businesses and artists to attend a free event which is designed to give practical information and inputs for the craft sector locally and regionally. These include marketing, exploring new markets and e-commerce along with information and networking opportunities. This event will take place in Ballina Arts Centre on Tuesday, June 12.

There will also be inputs from craft artists, outlining their experiences in using the web to market their products and the experience of an artist who participated in the Irish Pavillion @ the Fule International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, China. The morning seminar includes the following speakers: Orla Casey (Momentum Consulting ), Alan Ardiff (craft artist ) and Siobhan Riordan (business partner ), Emma McGrath (trade development manger, Crafts Council of Ireland ), James Burke (James Burke & Associates ) and Tina Byrne (craft artist ). In the afternoon there will be a networking and information event with representation from: The Crafts Council of Ireland, Mayo County Enterprise Board, Mayo Ideas Lab, WESTBIC, CISNET, Moy Valley Resources, South West Mayo Development Company, The Creative State North West, 4CNW Programme and North East Mayo Leader Partnership.

There will also be a pop-up exhibition by artists from Mayo Craftworks in Ballina Arts Centre on the day. If you would like to reserve a place at this seminar, please email Neil Sheridan, [email protected] or phone: 094 90 47556 before Friday, June 8.

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