We are delighted to have been invited by the Crafts Council to be part of the Northern Cohort of next year's HotHouse 2013 professional development programme. Together with the Crafts Council, Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool and Liverpool Hope University we will be selecting up to 10 early-career designer-makers who will benefit from an intensive 6-month professional development programme with promotional and exhibition opportunities.
Training sessions will be held in Sheffield, Liverpool and London. The sessions in London will bring together all 4 cohorts and all 40 selected designer-makers. All two previous programmes have proved to be a great success with some of the earlier beneficiaries now taking up the role of 'buddy' for designer-makers selected for future programmes.
We are looking forward to working with the Crafts Council, Bluecoat Display Centre and Liverpool Hope University over the next year.