Expressions of Interest - Kildare Creatives Business Development Programme

Venue:
Virtual Basis
 
Date:
11/01/2022
 
Note:
11th January 2022
 
Time:
TBC
 
Category:
Workshop
 

LEO Kildare wishes to invite expressions of interest for an exciting business development programme for artists and craft makers resident in Kildare. This programme targets creatives who have been in business for over 18 months ideally and will be delivered from January to March 2022.

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Kildare Creatives Business Development Programme

LEO Kildare wishes to invite expressions of interest for an exciting business development programme for artists and craft makers resident in Kildare. This programme targets creatives who have been in business for over 18 months ideally and will be delivered from January to March 2022.

The focus is to develop and enhance your online presence, increase sales and develop a compelling brand profile to grow your business. Topics include telling your unique story, finance for creative businesses, and online selling. 

The programme will be delivered online and consists of six, two-hour group workshops with four one-to-one mentoring sessions per attendee. 

This project is run by the Local Enterprise Office Kildare and is restricted to Kildare residents only.

CLOSING DATE 11th January 2022

The programme cost is €50. LEO Kildare will be in contact following review of Expression of Interest Form to arrange an interview.


Kildare Creatives Timeline

Date

Action

20th - 21st January

Interview potential candidates 

25th January

Kildare Creatives Programme Link to be sent to successful candidates for registration 

25th - 29th January

Mentoring session 1

27th January

Workshop1: Welcome and Introduction. Customer discovery and development

3rd February

Workshop 2: Telling your story. How to build a strong, unique brand identity

31st Jan - 4th Feb

Mentoring Session 2

17th February

Workshop 3: How to Make Money from your product 

24th February

Workshop 4: How to promote your product online? 

3rd March

Workshop 5: Revenue and tax compliance for a craft business

7th -10th March

Mentoring Session 3

March 10th

Workshop 6:Bringing it all together

21st - 23rd March

Mentoring Session 4


About Mary Carty

Mary Carty

Mary Carty works at the nexus of art, technology, and business. Over the course of her career, she has worked with international companies, Universities, and Cultural Institutions, including a BAFTA nomination for The National Galleries of Scotland. Currently, a Board Director with Science Gallery International and mentor with the EBRD, Mary recently led the development of a Centre of Excellence for digital creative technologists in the West of Ireland with three key stakeholders.

She co-founded Outbox Incubator for young women in STEAM aged 11 to 25, based in London, and led the development of LaunchPad, a campus entrepreneurship programme for staff, students, and alumni at NUI Galway.

Mary understands and translates the opportunities and values that creatives bring to society and business, to solve problems and drive innovation. She demonstrates the skills necessary to develop when building a business from your creativity, research, or IP and the processes required for success.

Mary has represented Ireland on the International Visitors Leadership Program with the U.S. Department of State focusing on small business and entrepreneurship policy. As a response to Covid19, she established AwahenHub to support Irish women founders.

Mary holds a BA in Fine Art Sculpture, from LSAD; an MA in Irish Visual Culture; and an Advanced Diploma in Management Practice from Ulster University.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marycarty/

Twitter: @MaryCarty

For more information email localenterprise@kildarecoco.ie