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Hothouse 6: Applications now open

A programme of support from the Crafts Council for emerging makers.

Are you looking for support and advice, tailor made for your contemporary craft practice?

Have you set up your craft business within the last three years?

Are you looking to develop a strong foundation and peer group to help you make the best start?

Applications for Hothouse 6 are now live with a deadline of 11th August 2015.

What is it?

Hothouse is a national programme taking place in four areas across England and Scotland. In 2016 there are up to 46 places available on the programme which will run from February to July 2016. All of the cohorts are open to makers practicing in any craft discipline.

Hothouse provides emerging makers with a programme of focussed, intensive business skills and creative development, complemented with 1:1 support over a six month period. The programme is delivered in partnership with professional development and craft organisations across the country making it a tailor-made programme for contemporary craft makers.

Hothouse participants get to meet lots of other national organisations and regional organisations and our partners get to see up and coming talent and help them realise their potential.

Hothouse has a core programme of workshop sessions delivered over a six month period led by expert trainers and experienced practicing makers. The programme comprises: group sessions on developing business skills, market knowledge and creativity; networking events which bring participants together as a national group and 1:1 sessions with a specialist mentor from the sector.


For more information and to apply go to the Craft Council website.

For further details about Hothouse 6 view the document below.

Download 'hothouse_6.pdf'