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Deadline for Hothouse help is fast approaching

The Craft Council’s Hothouse programme provides support and advice for emerging makers – and the next deadline is Monday 20 October.
<p><strong>The latest deadline for <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Hothouse</a> – a programme by the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Craft Council</a> providing support for emerging makers – is Monday 20 October 2014.</strong></p> <p>Hothouse provides emerging makers with a programme of focussed, intensive business skills and creative development, complemented with 1:1 support over a six month period.</p> <p>In 2015 there are 46 places available for new makers across the UK, the programme is delivered in regional cohorts and so makers are part of a valuable peer group and a wide national network at the same time.</p> <p>The programme is delivered in partnership with professional development and craft organisations across the country making it a tailor-made programme for contemporary craft makers.</p> <p>Hothouse participants get to meet lots of other national organisations and regional organisations and their partners get to see up and coming talent and help them realise their potential. Partners include universities, colleges, makers’ networks, galleries and retailers, studio complexes, Guilds &amp; Societies, cultural institutions and professional development agencies.</p> <p>Hothouse has a core programme of workshop sessions delivered over a six month period led by expert trainers and experienced practicing makers. The programme comprises group sessions on developing business skills, market knowledge and creativity; networking events which bring participants together as a national group; support from a peer buddy from a past cohort; 1:1 sessions with a specialist mentor from the sector.</p> <p><strong>Who is it for?</strong></p> <p>Hothouse is open to any discipline; based in any region and from any educational background or training, both formal or informal. There is no age limit.</p> <p><strong>How much does it cost?</strong></p> <p>Applicants pay a one off application fee of £50. The programme itself is free and a place on the programme is worth £3000 per participant. Those taking part must pay their own travel and subsistence when attending programme session days and any other expenses incurred.</p> <p><strong>When can I apply?</strong></p> <p>The deadline for applications is 20th October.</p> <p>For more information on Hothouse and to apply, visit <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"></a></p>