Kildare Creative is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting the development and success of designers, makers, craftspeople and artists working in the creative sector

Launch Date 

We are delighted to announce that the official launch of Kildare Creative will be held at The Elms, Punchestown, Naas, 
at 8.00pm on Thursday, November 14, 2013.  

Special guest, Elaine Crowley, presenter of TV3’s Midday, will be in attendance to mark the launch of Kildare Creative.
The Kildare Creative launch event will kick-off The Elm’s 4th Annual Christmas Fair running from Friday to Sunday, November 15-17th.  
Mark your diary & plan on some great Christmas shopping at this highly-anticipated launch & hugely supported event in aid of Tiglin Rehabilitation Centre.  

About Kildare Creative 

Kildare Creative is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting the development and success of designers, makers, craftspeople and artists working in the creative sector.  

The purpose of Kildare Creative is to bring together craftspeople throughout County Kildare while promoting the excellence of modern Irish craftsmanship.  Membership comes through a selection process meeting certain criteria.  

For more information on becoming a member, please refer to our Membership page.  Members of Kildare Creative are registered with the Crafts Council of Ireland.

The main focus of our network is to give assistance, raise the profile of Kildare craftspeople, access & share information, exhibition & trading possibilities, PR and general support systems.   There is constant planning for creative projects and collaborations within the network, therefore, the structure depends on the participation of all its members.

History.  The Kildare Creative initiative was brought together by the County Kildare LEADER Partnership in order to create a formal structure for arts and crafts in Co.Kildare.  This network strives to become one of the leading craft, art & design portals in Ireland & want to set an example of how the talents of local people can be turned into a viable enterprise.

The goal of Kildare Creative is to house under one roof a gallery of work from the craft collective in the form of an e-commerce site and ultimately a dedicated gallery where exhibitions can be held for contemporary jewellery, ceramics, glass, applied art, textiles and limited edition prints, paintings sculpture and contemporary fashion.

Website http://www.kildarecreative.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kildarecreative

Twitter https://twitter.com/Kildarecreative

If you would like to join the Kildare Creative network, complete the application form (attached below) and return it to kildarecreative@gmail.com or you may post it to:

Kildare Creative Membership Committee
 c/o Brian Andrews
ID8 Consulting
O’Growney Street
Athboy
Co. Meath 

After many months of discussion, meetings and seminars, Kildare Creative was created in 2013.  The main goal of Kildare Creative is to set a quality standard for craft within County Kildare.  We hope to promote makers of finely crafted work whose studios and workshops are located across the County of Kildare.


 

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