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Crafts Council calling! Hothouse programme for makers

Jul 17, 2015

by Sarah Hewett handmade and vintage goods

Hothouse 6 is open for business! Etsy is excited to partner with the Crafts Council on their latest programme of professional development support for designer-makers.

The Crafts Council launched Hothouse in 2011. Since then 163 makers have benefitted from the programme, helping them to establish a strong foundation for their craft business.

Many of these talented new makers are Etsy sellers… including a few familiar faces from Four Corners of Craft, our upcoming exhibition of contemporary craft for the London Design Festival this September.

If you’re a talented designer-maker and feeling inspired, check out the Hothouse application details below.

Applications for Hothouse are now open!

The programme includes ten one-day workshops, a two-day residential, six hours of 1:1 mentoring and connects you to a national network of makers and organisations. It provides you with the tools to grow a sustainable and successful business when you need them most – at the start of your career.

Find out more and apply on the Crafts Council website. Deadline 11 August.

Hothouse from Crafts Council on Vimeo.

Inspired to sell what you make and open an Etsy shop? Get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: CRAFTSCOUNCIL at: (new sellers only).


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