Approaching Retailers Workshop for Artists and Crafters


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Date: 25/04/2018 - 25/04/2018
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location: Art & Craft Collective Gallery 93 Causewayside Edinburgh EH9 1QG
Phone: 0131 629 9123


The first of three workshops for artists and crafters to help set up and start selling their work.

Linsay Given Black ran ICE Retail, a shop window for artists and crafters working in Scotland and now runs her own craft business, babashuh, as well as Art & Craft Collective, a gallery and workshop space for independent artists and crafters, so she has experience of both approaching retailers and of being approached.

The workshop will cover targeting the right retailers for your work, preparing your approach, the different types of retail arrangement and which will work for you, making your ‘pitch’ and following up the approach.

It will take place in the Art & Craft Collective Gallery at 93 Causewayside, Edinburgh so that participants can role play approaches and also see examples of what works well.

Places are limited to five attendees, as discussion and sharing experiences is an important part of the workshop and more people make this more difficult!

Three of the five people who attended our first workshop became part of the Collective and are still selling through the Gallery six months later and have successfully approached and been accepted by other Galleries and gift shops.

The workshop costs £25, including refreshments and a comprehensive handout.

There are two other workshops for artists and crafters in this series: Dipping Your Toe in the Digital Water and Backroom Toolbox – further details to follow!

A little bit of feedback from  Janie Morris, Morris of Portobello from our first workshop:

 “Linsay was knowledgeable and approachable, her experience of both sides of the subject was invaluable.  The workshop covered a lot of information without being too much or intimidating, it was really helpful, thank you!”