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Creative Connections 2017; Regional development programme for the creative sector

Creative Connections is a regional development programme for the creative sector in Counties Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Cavan. We invite you to take part in a specially designed training programme focusing on product development, branding & marketing.  Look at the online and offline marketplace. Explore collaborative marketing/selling opportunities and possibilities. Assess what your professional development needs are?

This is a free programme developed under the umbrella of the local enterprise offices in the region. Delivered by the Leitrim Design House, the programme will both investigate the challenges and needs of the creative sector in the region and provide business and product development training for the craft, art and design sector. It is open to all makers, designers and artists based in Counties Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Cavan

Creative Connections will be delivered by the Leitrim Design House in association with Eddie Shanahan. Eddie is renowned for his expertise in business, brand and new product development for the fashion, craft and homewares industries. 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.

To launch the programme, we would like to invite all makers, designers and artists to a creative sector meeting on the 21st and 22nd of February. There will be a meeting in each of the regions (Details below). This will be an opportunity to meet others working in the creative sector, to share challenges and successes and to identify necessary supports to grow both your business and the creative sector itself.

To register for the programme, please follow this link.

Up to the minute updates can be found on our Facebook event page for each event (Links Below):

Creative Sector Meetings: (Specific to your area)

Creative Sector Meeting – Co. Lietrim: Dock Arts Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon: Tues Feb 21st, 10:30am – 1:00pm

Creative Sector Meeting – Co. Roscommon:  Civic Offices, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon County Council Roscommon Town: Tue Feb 21st, 2.30pm – 5.00pm

Creative Sector Meeting – Co: Longford: Longford Community Enterprise Centre, Longford Business & Technology Park, Ballinalee Road, Longford: Wed 22nd Feb 10:30am – 1:00pm

Creative Sector Meeting – Co. Cavan: Cavan Innovation and Technology Centre, Dublin Road, Cavan: Wed 22nd Feb, 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Creative Connections – Training Days: (All Areas) 

The venue is the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon 10:30am-4:30pm.

Day 1: Tuesday March 7th

Day 2: Tuesday March 21st

Day 3: Tuesday April 4th

Day 4: Tuesday April 18th