Irish Craft Association

IRISH CRAFT ASSOCIATION

The Irish Craft Association is to support, assist, and help artists and craft people move forward in their business.

It is set up for everyone from students to ‘been around for a while’ creative people. It is also interested in having craft/art suppliers and services as members.

FEEDBACK meetings are run by the Irish Craft Association, a casual meeting of like minded people, helped along with refreshments. It is definitely not a lecture or formal affair.
It really works on the individual and their needs.

FEEDBACK meetings can be:  meeting others to discuss what is going on for them, to getting pointed in the right direction for a good course or supplier and even connecting with the mentoring section of your local enterprise board.

When people come together there is always a vast amount of experience that everyone can benefit from.

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This association is set up with the intention of looking after every aspect of the craft industry.

Not only is there membership for crafts people and artists, but suppliers and services for crafts and arts are also invited to join.

There will be many data bases compiled out of this.

• A section will be dedicated to fairs, markets, outlets for crafts.

• A section will be dedicated to suppliers, so they can be available directly to their customers, and the craft person has a list in front of them to access good suppliers that will look after all their needs.

(with your membership card you can get a reduction from the suppliers that display the Irish Craft Association discount sign)

• Services will also be covered, with things like book-keeping, taxes, web building, blogging, setting up on-line shops. Insurance.

• Direct links to the association, guild or society that caters for your craft.

At the FEEDBACK meetings there will always be application forms for the Craft Council of Ireland and help if needed to fill out the form.

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WEBSITE

The Irish Craft Association website will be built with the intention of being a one-stop-shop for all the craft person and artist needs.

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OFFICIAL LAUNCH

The launch of the Irish Craft Association will be at the Christmas Party for NOTICEBOARD (in January when the madness dies down! Dates to be confirmed, looking at January 18th upstairs in 4 Dame Lane, Dublin City Centre.)

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MEMBERSHIP

To open with a bargin is always appealing and will help the ball rolling, so there is an early bird membership fee.

If you join before the official opening in January then the fee is only 50Euro. You will receive your membership card that will allow you to use the discounts in the listed suppliers.

Insurance is available to you and the feedback meetings will cost you the price of a cup of coffee and biscuit(s).

NOTICEBOARD has to become a business that pays for itself, and so as a member, from the opening date you will get 4 noticeboard adverts a year. Non-members will have to pay 20Euro per ad.
There will never be a cost to receive the noticeboard.
Space on the website is also included, you get your own page, pictures of your product, every detail about you and how to contact you.

The directories of fairs, suppliers and services will be readily available and constantly updated for members.

After the launch membership goes up to 70Euro to join.

Events will come up that you can avail of like a questions and answers session with an accountant, so you ask exactly what is relevant to you about tax, sole trading etc.

THE ASSOCIATION HAS YOU AS THE SOLE INTEREST.

The meetings are called FEEDBACK, because unless it is meeting all your requirements then it is not functioning properly. At the meetings you are directing the next topic to be covered, your feedback is vital.

Feedback meetings will be announced though NOTICEBOARD.
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If you would like more information about the Irish Craft Association, please feel free to email me personally…

karen.noticeboard@gmail.com  or  irishcraftassociation@gmail.com


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3 comments ↓

#1 Karen English on 10.15.10 at 12:29 pm

Hi how do i go about updating details about our association - Clare Crafts as I notice you have no new dates of events on your site??

#2 Karen English on 10.18.10 at 5:01 pm

Hi all, just to give you some dates for your diary/

Clare Crafts are holding Christmas fairs in Clare and surrounding counties during November and December.

November 14 th Lakeside Hotel - Killaloe
November 20th and 21st Bunratty Hotel - Bunratty
November 27th Holy Family Hall - Ennis
December 5th Woodlands hotel- Adare Limerick
December 12th Lough Rea -Loughre Galway
December 19 and 20th University Concert Hall- Limerick

All crafts are handmade in Ireland

#3 Cao on 01.12.12 at 6:21 am

Great word press blog here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you! take care

Cao

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