Creative Connections is a networking and training programme for Counties Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Cavan investigating the challenges and needs of the craft sector in the region. This specially designed training programme will help you to assess what your professional development needs are and offer training in product development, branding & marketing. It will also look at the online and offline marketplace and explore collaborative marketing/selling opportunities and possibilities.
It is a free programme and is open to makers, designers and artists based in Counties Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Cavan. Training will take place over four days; Tuesday March 7th & 21st and April 4th & 21st.
The venue is the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon 10:30am-4:30pm.
The Creative Connections Programme will be facilitated by Eddie Shanahan who is a very well- known expert in the craft and design sector. Eddie’s expertise is in business, brand and new product development for fashion, craft and homewares industries.
To register for the programme please follow this link. http://leitrimdesignhouse.ie/shop/workshops/creative-connections-ticket/
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your interest.
The first training session will explore the following topics
• The essence of Marketing
• The essence of Design
• Branding & brand development
• Selling fulfilment & solving problems
• Developing product suites
• Sources of inspiration
• Adding value without adding cost
The session will also explore how to develop a brand of brands and find common values. We will discuss potential collaborations – identify key events, activities, festivals, platforms and communication activities.
The Leitrim Design House is proud to announce a NEW accelerator and evolution programme for individuals and small businesses in the art, craft and design sectors. Putting the creative sector on the fast track to business success, this product development programme, ‘From Drawing Board to Retail Ready’ facilitated by Eddie Shanahan will offer inspiration and advice, and will help you to develop your craft and design practice and business.
The 4 day programme will cover;
This is a completely NEW programme with Eddie Shanahan. It is suitable both for both new and established businesses. If you have worked with Eddie previously you know the quality of his programmes. This is a not to be missed programme!
Eddie Shanahan has a very extensive CV. and is very highly regarded in the Retail, Commercial and Craft & Design Sector. He specialises in business and product development, branding and marketing for craft, fashion, homewares & retail sectors.
“From Drawing Board to Retail Ready” is hosted by the Leitrim Design House and will take place from 10:30am-4: 00pm in The Dock, St. Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon. Programme dates are as follows: