ACE Masterclass: Sourcing Crafts for your Shop | The Association for Cultural Enterprises

ACE Masterclass: Sourcing Crafts for your Shop

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Buying craft and working with small makers

During this Masterclass you will hear about the development of the National Trust’s Artisan & Craft Collection and how the National Trust works with Local Suppliers. You will learn how to reach out to the making communities and how to support smaller suppliers in bringing product to market. Insight into strategies and struggles will be given and there will be guidance on how to best promote your supplier stories once in store. This masterclass will cover in detail the why and how to develop both Local and Craft ranges that support your unique stories and give your customers reason to return.

What will I learn?

  • Finding the right makers for your business
  • Managing your local ranges
  • The importance of Supplier Management
  • Understanding your unique selling points
  • Promotion once in store
  • Partnership Opportunities
  • The Craft World

You can download a full programme for the day at this link.

Genevieve Sioka

Genevieve Sioka is the Artisan & Craft buyer for the National Trust. She mentors makers and partners with organisations such as the Crafts Council, Trust New Arts, the Heritage Craft Association and New Designers. Genevieve is a retail professional with extensive experience in developing cultural enterprise activities. She is regularly invited to speak on a national stage about ‘buying craft’ and loves nothing more than to bring craft to a wider audience whilst supporting emerging makers. 

Bursary Places

ACE is delighted to offer two free places at this Masterclass, kindly sponsored by ACE member Bristol City Council. To qualify you must be an independent charity or trust, generating less than £50,000 annually from commercial activities (excluding admissions). If you are interested please email

Please note this Masterclass is not open to Associate Members of ACE.

26 June 2018 10:00   through   16:00
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Queen Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
Member £ 210.00
Non-Member £ 330.00

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