Craft Collective County Meath (soon to be established)

Background to setting up a countywide collective, for craft designer/makers ...

LEO Meath have engaged Verling Consulting to help with the establisment of a Craft Collective here in Co. Meath.  During Summer 2022 a number of public meetings were held as well as some interim steering committee meetings, with the result being that we are ready to open membership for a new Craft Collective.   

Membership

Are you a professional craft designer/maker working in Meath? We would love to hear from you!  Membership of Meath Craft Network is open to craft designers/makers who are living and working in Meath.

Benefits Include

  • Direct selling opportunities through network events — locally and nationally.
  • Publicity and promotion through media releases and photo calls throughout the year.
  • Online promotion on the network website and social media accounts.
  • Access to an annual network photography scheme, offering subsidised sessions with a professional photographer.
  • Networking opportunities.

How to Apply

Application for membership of the network is now open. You are welcome to submit an application for membership, using this APPLICATION FORM and your submission will be reviewed by the Network’s Membership Committee.  The Committee will be in touch with you in due course.

Click here for the Privacy Notice to become a member of the Craft Collective Meath.

Who Should Apply

Members are preferably professional, or semi-professional craft designer/makers. The Membership Committee will recommend to the network Management Committee to accept or refuse an application for membership, depending on the quality of the applicant’s work.

Once a member is accepted into membership, she/he will continue to be a member as long as the annual subscription is paid, when due.  A lapsed member will be eligible to apply to re-join the group.  Such application will be treated as a new application for membership.  The current annual membership fee is €75 per individual.  New membership applications are considered by the Membership Committee.  The Membership Committee is supported by a panel* of independent adjudicators experienced in the craft sector who meet to consider membership applications. Membership calls will be notified through the Network’s website.

* The names of adjudicators will be available at time of application.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 28 October, 2022 at 5.00 pm (no late applications will be considered).   Any Queries - please email caoimhe.delany@meathcoco.ie.

Craft Collective County Meath

In Spring 2022, LEO Meath began to work with the craft, design and makers sector in County Meath with the aim of developing a Craft Collective for the County

A series of public meetings were held on Thursday, 28th July in Trim (1st Public Consultation Meeting Craft Collective) and again on Thursday, 25th August in Trim (Craft and Creative Network Consultation Feedback (Meeting No.2)).

The interim steering committee is made up of:

  • Adele Roche, Design Consultant
  • Aisling Daly, Crafty Cuts
  • Anita Reynolds, Ceramicist/Artist
  • Clare O'Connor, Fashion and Textile Designer
  • Colette Gough, Print/Retail
  • Elaine O'Brien, Candle Maker
  • Imelda Connolly, Wood Turner
  • Kyna Brady, Fashion and Jewellery
  • Lucia Errity, Needle Felt Artist
  • Mary Duffy, Artist
  • Seamus Cassidy, Wood Turner 
  • Sinead Kavanagh, Candle Maker 
  • Siobhan Daly, Jeweller/Milliner 
  • Tetiana Komarova, Jeweller 
  • Thomas Diem, Ceramicist 
  • Vaida Rasciute, Fashion and Textile Designer

2022 - Craft Collective Group Photo

In Autumn 2022 the process of recruiting members to join the new Meath Craft Collective will begin - please email caoimhe.delany@meathcoco.ie for more details.