Derry City of Culture 2013

Opportunity to Sell Premium Tourist Product – INFORMATION SEMINARS

Derry City of Culture 2013 and Craft NI are inviting expressions of interest from makers wishing to sell premium products to the tourist market.

There is a huge opportunity for makers to sell unique product whilst

raising your profile and scoping future potential retail avenues for your work.

Derry-Londonderry has made history after winning its bid to be the first ever UK City of Culture in 2013 (http://www.cityofculture2013.com/). The momentous win means that in 2013 Derry-Londonderry will play host to a year-long celebration of culture in the city, opening its doors to visitors from across the world. This will be one of the most exciting periods in the city’s future welcoming hundreds of thousands of additional visitors as well as hosting events of global significance including the Cultural Olympiad, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in 2012 and The Turner Prize in 2013.

Derry City of Culture 2013 would like to enhance the visitor experience to the city, the North West region and the web site as well as supporting local craft makers by commissioning Premium Tourist Gifts from makers living and working in Northern Ireland or County Donegal. It is envisaged that up to 10 products will be chosen from across a range of craft practices.

Craft NI and Derry City of Culture 2013 will run two information seminars to detail the guidelines and application process for this unique opportunity;

Date: Wednesday 15th February 2012 Time: 10.30am – 12pm Venue: The Ballroom, Ebrington, Derry-Londonderry

Date: Thursday 16th February 2012 Time: 10.30am – 12pm Venue: TBC, Belfast

Please reserve a place by telephoning 028 90 323 059 or emailing info@craftni.org. If you are unable to attend the seminar and would like further information regarding this opportunity please contact us. We very much recommend that interested makers attend an information seminar prior to submitting an application.