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Supported Projects

Made In Plymouth CIC

Made In Plymouth CIC - a social enterprise souvenir line that celebrates and supported local artists and makers.

Sarah Smalldon in Ocean Studios 1

Sarah Smalldon, one of the local artists who created artwork for the Made In Plymouth CIC line of souvenirs.

<p dir="ltr"><strong>Made in Plymouth CIC</strong> was established as a joint venture between Real Ideas, Arts University Plymouth, the University of Plymouth, and Plymouth City Council, working together to create a social enterprise souvenir line that celebrates and supports local artists and makers. The idea behind the initiative was to create a unique and beautiful range of locally designed, produced and retailed souvenirs to entice visitors to Plymouth to <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts/this-social-enterprise-souvenir-line-was-made-in-plymouth" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">buy authentic souvenirs crafted by some of the city’s most talented artists and makers</a>. </p> <p dir="ltr">The project was intended to coincide with the city’s planned Mayflower 400 celebrations in 2020; these celebrations unfortunately were impacted by COVID-19 and tourism was stymied throughout this period. None-the-less, the project successfully supported 12 products to be brought to market.</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p> <p dir="ltr">Made in Plymouth received investment by Plymouth City Council as well as support by the Council’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund.<br /></p>