Flourish is the Crafts Council's two-day conference for makers and designers aimed primarily at those who have been in practice for at least four years.
Flourish presents a unique setting to connect with other makers and creative professionals to develop contacts and conversations that can turn into opportunities, collaborations or commissions; pick-up invaluable industry insight; and take away a set of resources that they can confidently bring back to their practice.
Combining keynote speakers, panel discussions, case studies and practical working sessions, our goal is to unearth what it means to be a craft business – both the challenges and the opportunities, and give pragmatic advice and insight on key and topical issues. And, most importantly, we make sure that the two days give makers and designers plenty of time and opportunity to build their own network.
Topics include marketing, branding and social media, ways to increase sales, creating a sustainable practice, how to grow a team, legal advice, mastering the work/life balance, working internationally, articulating your unique selling point and more.
See www.craftscouncil.org.uk/flourish for our full speaker list.