8 Sep 2011

So behind in blogging

As the title says....so much to say, so little time. Been at the computer most of the day putting together my talk on Connectivity (in relation to craft businesses) for the Craftscotland Roadshow in Dumfries tomorrow.

Details from Craftscotland:

Meet the new craftscotland.org

craftscotland is going on the road during September to introduce makers across Scotland to their new website.

 The new craftscotland.org

Whether you are a craft maker, place, fan or newcomer, you will be able to use our new site to interact, share and connect with craftscotland website visitors from around the world.

Join our online community to receive your own customisable profile page, which gives you a platform to promote your craft business.

Personalise your craftscotland homepage and subscribe to our newsletters to keep up to date with news, events and opportunities that are relevant to you.

Submit what’s on listings and news, comment on articles, and leave reviews.

Use our forums to chat with other members of our growing craft community, share information, and ask questions.

Thousands of people visit the craftscotland website every month to find out more about craft. They love to explore and read about craft, find out what’s on in their area and commission or buy work from makers. Most importantly, they want to find out more about you and what you do.

 The Roadshows

Throughout September craftscotland is delivering a series of Roadshows with organisations across Scotland. At the Roadshows you’ll be introduced to the website by a member of the craftscotland team. In addition each venue will host a complementary event including Pecha Kucha style presentations, exhibition openings and networking opportunities. For further details please see below.

We’d love to see you at an event and introduce you to the craftscotland online community.

To book a place please contact Rebecca on rebecca@craftscotland.org or 0131 466 3873 unless otherwise stated.

9th Sept: Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries

Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries is an art gallery which houses a collection of over 400 Scottish paintings and holds a changing programme of contemporary exhibitions featuring regional, national and international artists and craftmakers.

6.00pm:               Refreshments and welcome from craftscotland and venue hosts.

6.30pm:               Pecha Kucha style presentation from Amanda Simmons speaking about the benefits of connectivity and her international exploration.

6.40pm:               Delegates are invited to try out the new craftscotland website including: registering online, exploring the new site, managing your profile, adding events etc.

7.30pm:               Event ends

The shop and gallery will both be open throughout the event.....a chance to see Hannah McAndrew and Phil McMenemy's exhibition Still Movement.

To book onto this event please contact Lesley Rogers, Creative Arts Business Development Officer, Dumfries and Galloway Council, lesley.rogers@dumgal.gov.uk, 01387 262084.

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