Make the most of your Christmas market

18 May 2018

Event times

1.15pm - 5pm

Cost of entry

Cost: £40

£5 off for Crafts Council Directory members or Ditchling Museum members

£30 Early Bird tickets available until 12noon 18th April

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

England, United Kingdom


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Are you looking to showcase at a fair or host your own open studio or exhibition but struggle on how to plan or juggle all the elements? Are you looking for an insight into project management?


What is on offer?

  • Crafts Council will be offering a business development talk on how to make the most of a seasonal market.
  • A month by month countdown to Christmas to enable you to be fully prepared and take advantage of a good selling opportunity and for those of you knew to the industry, a great way to launch your products to the market place.
  • An established maker will be sharing her wealth of knowledge on the different outlets for seasonal markets, the preparation involved and the price range she considers for the Christmas gift market.

What will you get out of the workshop?

  • Top tips in managing your creative practice in an effective way
  • A set of action points to implement with a follow up from Crafts Council
  • Chance to meet like-minded people; discuss your practice and help overcome some challenges you may be facing right now

Who is speaking?

  • Talent Development manager Caroline Jackman, has over 20 years’ experience in working in the arts and working to support the business and creative development of artists and makers from amateurs to established professionals.
  • An established maker will be sharing his wealth of knowledge and top tips on preparing for seasonal events

Proposed Agenda

1.15pm          Arrive & registration

1.45pm          Welcome and introduction to Crafts Council

2.15pm          Getting Christmas ready by Crafts Council Talent Development Manager

3.05pm          Break

3.25pm          Maker presentation

4.05pm          Reflection and Q&A

4.30pm          Networking

5.00pm          Finish

What refreshments are provided on the day?

Tea and coffee will be provided at the start of the session and during the afternoon break. Please note, no lunch will be provided, there are many suitable places to purchase your own refreshments within a five minute walk of the venue

Crafts Council courses, events, talks and workshops strike a balance between information-led and practical training, always in a friendly, open atmosphere that encourages discussion and informal networking.

Make the most of Christmas markets is part of a series of Business development workshops and events designed by the Crafts Council to provide makers with skills to promote their work successfully


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