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Artisan Connect

Making Connections - Building Business Opportunities


The Artisan Connect Programme was a continuation of the partnership between Naturally North Coast & Glens and The Heart Of The Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme.


The Programme ran for 12 days, over 12 weeks, January to March 2018.


The purpose of the programme was to provide an initial connection between local artisan food and craft producers and local shops, restaurants, accommodation and other outlets with the following aims:


  1. Understanding the needs of business outlets (shops, restaurants, hotels, etc.) for local produce

  2. Making initial contact with business outlets on behalf of local producers so they can further explore their business opportunities together

  3. Compiling a list of any products that are in demand by local businesses but which are not currently being produced locally

  4. Where relevant, connecting artisan producers with Naturally North Coast Glens so they can avail of the support and development provided by the market including market trading



The Artisan Connect Programme was made possible by funding provided to the Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market Group by the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme (HGLPS).


The HGLPS is a Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust initiative funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.