Designing Craft Opportunity: An Entrepreneurial Approach To Creating The Craft Scotland Summer Show

Lauren Baker (Lead / Corresponding author), Louise Valentine, Sarah Cooper

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    Abstract

    Building appropriate support and opportunity in the creative industries can be a challenging task. Understanding that the shifting contexts of the creative industries, specifically the craft sector, make the development of a programme of support difficult for national organisations, this paper suggests that the application of entrepreneurial design is a theory well suited to the task. Drawing on six years of iteration of an annual commercial craft exhibition, the paper presents an early case study that aligns development of the Craft Scotland Summer Show with models of entrepreneurial design, highlighting the processes that are shared, and the areas that may potentially be improved. Doing so begins to lay the foundation for greater analysis and evaluation of the interaction between an organisation and the community it serves, with an eventual goal of understanding how this relationship impacts upon the Scottish makers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRunning with Scissors
    Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
    EditorsLouise Valentine, Joanna Bletcher, Leon Cruickshank
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Pages123-135
    Number of pages13
    Volume22
    EditionSupplement 1
    ISBN (Electronic)9780367330569
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design: Running with Scissors - Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
    Conference number: 13
    https://ead2019dundee.com/

    Publication series

    NameDesign Journal
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    ISSN (Print)1460-6925

    Conference

    Conference13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
    Abbreviated titleEAD Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityDundee
    Period10/04/1912/04/19
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Craft
    • Entrepreneurial
    • Opportunity
    • Design Thinking
    • collaboration

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