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EVENT : March 17, 2016.

Maker Meet Up

Thursday 17th March 2016, 6-8pm

Are you approaching the end of your design-led degree and not sure what to do next? Have you recently finished your studies and are feeling a little lost? Want to find our more about our makers and how you can get involved with MCDC? Then step out of your workspaces and into our creative community for an evening of networking, advice surgeries and idea sharing.

Advice surgeries

At the start of the evening you will have the opportunity to sign up for up to four one-to-one advice surgeries with leading experts from the craft and design sector including:

– Jane Barnes, Arts Council England
– Kate Day, Manchester Craft & Design Centre
– Rebecca Hill, Gallery Oldham & the North West Craft Network
– Kaylee Jenkinson, Manchester Craft & Design Centre
– Vinca Power, Creative Front
– Victoria Scholes, North West Craft Network

Advisors will be able to help answer questions about applying for grants, business planning and development, approaching and working with galleries, marketing and social media, exhibiting your work, applying to fairs, portfolio careers, making the most of opportunities, and different career options for makers.

Is this event for me?

This event is primarily aimed at recent craft and design graduates, students, and makers at the start of their careers. Making that move from studying to employment can be difficult. This is an ideal opportunity to ask some burning questions, meet other makers, share ideas, and come away with some new contacts, connections and potential collaborators.

How to book a place

Tickets are £5 each and available HERE. You can also book tickets in the Centre, come to the management office on the second floor.

This event is one of 10 special events, and activities to celebration 10 years of our MMU Graduate Award. Find out more here…


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