MAKE SUPPORT

Supporting makers in response to the Covid-19 crisis

A programme of resources, advice sessions, commissions and micro-grants to support makers in Scotland, delivered in partnership with Applied Arts Scotland and in association with Craft Scotland

Finance

Opportunities and advice for makers, craftspeople and small craft organisations in Scotland

Finance

Finance Guide for the Craft Sector during the Covid-19 Crisis

our guide for makers, craftspeople and designer-makers - updated weekly!

The evolving nature of the  Covid-19 pandemic means that support is constantly changing and information can seem overwhelming!

Written with accountant John O’Neill, our succinct resource is tailored for makers, craftspeople, designer-makers and small craft organisations and is updated weekly. Last updated 21 May 2020.

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Micro-Grants

Applications now closed

In partnership with Applied Arts Scotland, MAKE contributed funds to support six micro-grants of £250 each for makers in Scotland as a part of the Visual Arts Scotland’s (VAS) Emergency Art Workers Support Fund second round.

Applications closed on 15 May 2020. Check the VAS website for updates on a possible third round of funding.

Updates

One-to-One Finance Advice Sessions

Applications now closed

MAKE has supported makers in Scotland facing immediate economic uncertainty through an advice session with accountant John O’Neill of The O’Neill Partnership during May and June 2020. Makers receive a £150 fee.

 

Group Finance Advice Session / Self-Employed

This session has now taken place

In partnership with Applied Arts Scotland and with accountant John O’Neill of The O’Neill Partnership, this group session, specifically for makers, whether self-employed or managing a portfolio of incomes, presented discussions on managing your finances and navigating available financial support.

Thursday 14 May, 11:30am – 12:45pm

A summary of the session is coming soon!

Group Finance Advice Session / Organisations

this session has now taken place

In partnership with Applied Arts Scotland and with accountant John O’Neill of The O’Neill Partnership, this group session, specifically for small craft organisations, presented discussions on managing your finances and navigating available financial support.

Wednesday 6 May, 11:30am – 12:45pm

A summary of the session is coming soon!

Activities

Traditional and contemporary craft activities for families to make and do at home

Activities

MAKE Craft Activity Guides

download and print our guides by Scotland's craft makers

Created by practising makers in Scotland, our Craft Activity Guides provide families with an imaginative craft challenge, plus the opportunity to explore contemporary and traditional craft processes and learn new skills. The series of downloadable double-sided, A4 guides are accessible for different levels, fun and free! They are  published weekly from 21 May.

Craft Activity Guide 2 / Laura Murray - MAKE Handmade Stamps

Downloadable Guide

Make your own handmade printing stamps, using old wooden blocks and craft foam, and design and print your own fun patterns on greeting cards, wrapping paper or whatever you like!

Laura Murray, a jeweller based in Glasgow, makes ranges of jewellery and one off pieces including intricate bags, lockets or pomanders made in silver and textiles.

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Craft Activity Guide 1 / Chalk Plaster – MAKE DO Scagliola

Downloadable Guide

Scagliola is a traditional plastering technique used to imitate marble and other semi-precious stones. Make your own MAKE DO sculpture or moulded piece using more readily available materials which can produce a similar effect!

Ffion & Steven Blench formed Chalk Plaster in 2016, specialising in designing, restoring and producing decorative plasterwork.

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