Outer Hebrides Craft and Visual Arts Development
In September 2009, 5 craft-makers from the Uists, Lewis and Harris joined the CnES Arts Development Officer on a Crafts Research Trip to Orkney. The main aims of the research trip were:
- To make recommendations for future Crafts Development in the Outer Hebrides.
- To provide a personal training opportunity to each of the participants.
- To gather information and learning to the benefit of Outer Hebrides Crafts Groups.
- To research ways to develop craft and associated marketing from an island perspective.
The group had an inspiring journey around the Orkney Designer Crafts Trail, attended a Makers’ Day at the Pier Arts Centre, along with craft makers from Orkney and Shetland, and returned with a series of recommendations for crafts and visual arts development in the Outer Hebrides.
Elsie Mitchell: Arts Development Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org