Craft & Creative Industries Projects
Momentum has earned a thorough and respected understanding of the craft sector. We have been specifically involved in developing commercial solutions to bringing regional collaboration craft & design projects to the marketplace. We have been to the forefront in Irish regional access craft business developments since 2000 and in providing external project management expertise to the best practice models of regional craft retailing. We have been key developmental instigators and support providers to the following assignments:
The Leitrim Design House
In 1996, Orla Casey (employed with Leitrim County Enterprise Board) researched and wrote the strategic plan for the establishment of one of the leading craft, design and art clusters in Ireland – The Leitrim Design House. Orla developed the business model which drives the network to this day as a progressive business development and marketing organisation with over 100 members, operating a very successful retail operation in Carrick on Shannon. Orla was Director and Company Secretary of this initiative until 2003.
Castlecomer Estate Yard
Castlecomer Estate Yard is a flagship craft design, production and sales outlet operating from a most impressive setting in sensitively restored stables within the Castlecomer Demesne, Co. Kilkenny. Momentum worked with the group of makers to intensify marketing efforts and develop a Marketing Plan 2011.
An Ceardlann/ Spiddal Craft Centre
The development of a business plan for An Ceardlann/ Spiddal Craft Centre, Galway – a craft cluster facility on behalf of Udaras na Gaeltachta.