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Applied Art Scotland launch new Craft Tool Kit for Makers

A new free online CraftToolkit developed by Applied Arts Scotland as part of the British Council Crafting Futures programme has been launched to support makers to identify, understand and advance the creative and professional development of their craft businesses.

Carol Sinclair, AAS chair, said “We are very excited to launch this new resource for makers which can support them to rethink their rhythms and review and develop how they sell their work and sustain their businesses during these challenging times.”

The toolkit was created while working with Thai makers on behalf of British Council Thailand and it includes a series of short films featuring makers from Scotland and Thailand to inspire makers by what others are doing and is available in Thai and English.

It can be used to simply explore one business issue, such as cashflow or identifying new routes to markets, or to examine multiple issues.  It is suitable for individuals and businesses at any stage in their development or by groups.

The content covers goal setting, product and service development, creative inspiration, creating customers, telling a story, ways of selling, costing and pricing and cashflow.

The CraftToolkit can be accessed free of charge on a smartphone, tablet or laptop desktop computer and is licensed under Creative Commons.

To find out more go here.


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