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Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB): Talking Turning – To provide a way for turners to communicate and learn while they are staying at home, the AWGB are hosting twice weekly online chat sessions at 7:30pm GMT on Tuesdays and Fridays. Each session has a different turning related subject and includes discussions, talks and demonstrations. Anyone can participate, just register on the website. 6th January 2021

Up to date information from the Crafts Council on the pandemic but also Brexit: This site has lots of information for the craft sector, including Brexit preparations, resources and support, and a new online business support resource including films on ‘getting noticed with good photography’, ‘making the most of your mailing list’, ‘legal requirements for small businesses’. 4th January 2021

London Greenwood’s response to Covid-19: “We can all find resilience in outdoor life”. An inspiration in tackling adversity. 30th September 2020

Guidance for educators: Guidance for further education (FE) providers on maintaining education and skills training, changes to funding arrangements, data collections and assessment. 2nd July 2020

Lucid Woodturning: good resources and documents around remote demonstrations and free to join

How to do interactive remote demonstrations: article by AWGB Chairman, Paul Hannaby

How to build a live stream set up: by Martin Saban-Smith

Heritage Crafts Association: Grants available for the craft – expires 15th May

Top Drawer: Ask the experts how to engage your community during these difficult times.

Free webinars from the Arts Marketing Association: These are now open to non members and cover a range of topics

Crafts Council UK: Great source of information regarding government help specifically for the craft, plus many other supportive information, continually updated.

Arts Council: Awarding funds from the National Lottery, there is also support for individuals, all the information is on their site.

Artists Pledge: Artists post images of their work, on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to spend £200 on another artist/s work. This creates a small but dynamic market where all can contribute whatever their level of success.

Creative Scotland: Launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain Scotland’s creative community during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB): Talking turning – To open up a way for turners to communicate while they are staying at home, the AWGB have started twice weekly online chat sessions. The format is just for an informal chat but the last couple of sessions have included a workshop tour first at Pat Carrol’s wokshop and then at Paul Hannaby’s. Anyone can participate, just click the link to join the meeting at 7:30pm BST on Tuesdays or Fridays.




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